Fading Away by N.C. Winters
18 x 24 Inches
Signed & Numbered
Printed with ♡ by VGKids
Seven color screenprint, full-bleed, on French Paper Company, Construction Pure White, 100 lb cover
Lush - 150 prints
Bleached - 125 prints
Nine color screenprint, full-bleed, on French Paper Company, Construction Pure White, 100 lb cover with glow in the dark layer, and a transparent gloss glitter flake overlay.
Lush - 75 prints
Bleached - 65 prints
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"The goal behind Fading Away was to try and create a visual that brings attention to the urgent plight of coral in the world today. It was challenging to both illustrate the beauty of what we’re rapidly losing due to climate change and pollution, but also underscore the danger of the current situation. Thus, two versions of the print were made. The full “lush” version highlights the overwhelming color and beauty of a natural coral reef, while the “bleached” version emphasizes how much of the coral is looking today, bleached, near dead, and devoid of color. The element of the skull is also more emphasized in this version. It was an intentional reason to include a human skull, to draw the connection to the ocean and ourselves, to highlight the very literal way we can “see” ourselves connected to the ocean. What we will lose from the ocean will be directly felt by us as a human species.
On a technical note, this was one of the most challenging screenprint images I've created to date, with the full color builds and tonal range requiring airtight registration and color accuracy. Many thanks to the printing crew at VGKids for the exceptional job, as well of course, to Tre' Packard, PangeaSeed Foundation Founder, and Executive Director, for having me on the project and for his patience in how long the print took to come to fruition."
N.C. Winters is an artist working out of sunny Carlsbad California, making and selling art directly out of his home studio. Winters focuses on a stream of consciousness creative process for dumping ideas out on to paper, or through a digital medium. This often makes it challenging to work on certain professional projects where a fully executed concept is required in advance. Winters is instead most interested in cultivating the wild overgrowth of nonstop imagery into gig posters and personal work which become much easier to execute. Winters often finds filling out artist statements and referring to himself in the third person extremely taxing.