What would the world be without Rock’n’Roll? This is dedicated to Goree Carter, who in 1949 with His Hepcats released Rock Awhile which is considered to be the first Rock’n’Roll record ever made. Barely 19 years old, this Black American artist set the guitar sound and rhythm for Chuck Berry and anybody else that followed. Released by Freedom Records label in Texas.

Letterpress printed from 10-inch 78 rpm shellac record, screen printed lyrics, and chine collé labels. Dimensions 11.5 x 5 x 0.5 inches (29.25 x 12.75 x 1.25 cm) closed; 11.5 x 39.5 inches (29.25 x 100.3 cm) when fully extended. Edition of 15.

My artist books, broadsides, and loose-leaf editions are published in very small numbers, as low as five. All are hand-printed and hand-bound (in the case of books) by me, all are signed and numbered. While I am trying to be perfect, I am human, not a machine. Some variations in the editioned work are to be expected due to the processes, materials, and the artist’s change of mind. It is exactly what makes the work collectible: each piece is an original work of art. The pieces employ printmaking like original etchings, woodcuts, carborundum, screen prints, monotype, monoprint, and letterpress. Nothing is produced using digital reproduction methods.


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