We are pleased to announce the publication of a new print by Jane Hammond that combines her long-standing interest in games with her passion for collecting vernacular photography. Hammond invented "Snapshot Odyssey" which describes a journey played as a game that is part luck-driven race and part strategy. Players "move" over the inter-weaving paths and encounter ten photo opportunities, scenic overlooks of a kind, as luck would have it: a bride wading with calla lilies, a ballerina in black slippers in the snow or a robot in the desert. A rule book accompanies the print.
"Snapshot Odyssey" references previous Hammond works that allude to games such as her photograph The Time Game, recently acquired by the Amon Carter Museum, and her painting Mad Elga II currently on view at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
"Snapshot Odyssey" is a twelve color lithograph and pochoir with digital printing, chine collé and collage on white Rives BFK, Thai Mulberry, Mokume wood-grain and metallic papers, 30 x 39 1/2 inches, printed in an edition 40, plus proofs. Ten of the plates were remade by the artist in December 2013 after an earlier version of the print (begun during the Colorado floods in September 2013) was shown at the IFPDA Print Fair 2013. The publication price is $4,000 plus packing and shipping.
See Susan Tallman’s review of Snapshot Odyssey from the March-April 2014 Art in Print here.