We are pleased to announce the publication of a new lithograph by Enrique Chagoya.
Chagoya describes his print:
"The Thingly Thingness of Things is about the unpredictable nature of life. The title is based on a quote from Heidegger. The cluster of heads on the water is made up of people blocking each other's view of The Tree of Life while they get deeper in the waters (this image was inspired by Philip Guston paintings).
The Tree of Life is generous and keeps dropping its fruit on the unaware heads. The heads represent different cultures comingling in space but without much of a connection and without seeing each other. The little ballerina on the top of the knife is transforming a threatening weapon into a harmless stage for a dance.
2013 is the year of the snake and I have celebrated it in this print. In Pre-Columbian cultures, particularly the Nahua, the snake signifies life and the fertility of the earth."
The Thingly Thingness of Things is a fifteen color lithograph printed by hand from ten aluminum plates on handmade irregularly shaped Amate paper 22.5 x 30 inches in an edition of 30, plus proofs. The publication price is $2,800, plus packing and shipping.