(blackout poem)


Despite my initial resistance, you surprise me.

This is an original poem I created by redacting an article from a local newspaper with a permanent marker. The original piece has been scanned and digitally processed.

Signed, limited edition prints are available directly from me in 3 sizes:

8″x10″ – $20 (Ed. of 100)
11″x14″ – $50 (Ed. of 50)
16″x20″ $150 (Ed. of 50)

Please allow 5 days for production, plus shipping.

Other options available (prints on canvas, metal, wood, etc), please contact me to discuss.

blackout poem description

Limited edition, museum quality, signed and numbered prints:
8x10s and 11x14s are produced with EPSON Archival™ Inks and Epson Archival Matte Paper. 16x20s are produced with Kodak UltraChrome K3 inks on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag (308 gsm) 19 mil paper.

Quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. The prints will have a minimum border of .5 inches around the image to allow for framing.

About the Stolen Series

This series was inspired by the work of artist/writer Austin Kleon and those before him. I had done some similar pieces ages ago in school as a writing assignment and had long since forgotten about them. After reading Kleon’s book Steal Like an Artist, I wanted to learn more about him and discovered his Newspaper Blackout poems. The whole concept of Steal Like an Artist is that nothing really is original and that artists are influenced by other artists and everything else they are exposed to both good and bad. Artists throughout the ages have emulated their idols, their contemporaries, their influencers — it is how we learn, how we evolve as artists and as people.

After just an hour or so of redacting whatever I had handy, I was hooked. In homage to the influence, I have titled this series “Stolen” and stamp each piece as such with the date the poem was created. My series has already evolved beyond that which influenced me and I hope, in turn, it will influence others after me.

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