Several weeks ago, my boyfriend and I traversed the Hyde Park Art Festival. Though painfully chilly, I was pleasantly surprised by the diverse range of art present. The one artist who stood out to me by far was Ray Maseman. The quirky characters such as giraffes, seahorses, and boats, as well as the stories told through each image, had me hooked.
“Maseman creates these whimsical journeys through provocative and incongruous landscapes through the scientific and rigorous process of etching. Maseman etches lines and textures on copper plates using a variety of chemical and physical techniques. He then inks and prints these plates on paper to build narrative layers of color and rhythm that tell the story in ways drawing or painting alone can not.”
Surveyors – Ray
Chess – Ray Maseman
Sub-Arctic Exploration – Ray Maseman