Twin Tornado Heads
This linocut is part of Ke Francis‘ “Tornado Series”.
“Early in the 1980s I began work on a body of work based on interviews of tornado victims. I was commissioned to build a sculpture for the North Mississippi Medical Center and as part of that project I was to build a time capsule and produce a book on the history of the medical center. Tupelo’s first hospital was destroyed by a tornado in 1936 and the interviews for the book included a series of enthralling tornado stories. People claimed to have been turned around in their pants, chickens lost their feathers, cast-iron wash pots were turned inside out. I recorded stories, photographed improvised tornado shelters, and built sculptures, produced paintings, prints and drawings from the outrageous narratives.”
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Modern Print-Makers, Washington Artists
Linocut on Fine White Wove Paper
This is an artist’s proof, which preceded an unknown edition.
Printer and Publisher:
Signed and editioned by the artist, in pencil, en recto lower right.
Custom matted and framed in a solid walnut frame behind 99% UV-filtering art glass. All conservation materials.
Excellent condition. Beautifully inked and crisp edges.
22 in. (w) x 11 in. (h) x .75 in. (d)
11.875 in. (h) x 2.375 in. (w)
From the collection of Steve and Stephanie Alpert.