18 June 2011

Exchange 48 - Helios & Phaeton

Print for Baren printmaking exchange number 48.

Medium: Woodblock print (hand rubbed or pulled on a press, B&W or colour, any pigments, any paper)
Theme: MYTHOLOGY, which includes myths and legends from every culture both ancient and modern throughout the world.
Paper: Chuban , about 10 x 7.5 inches (about 24.5 cm x 19 cm)
Paper type: No restriction


Print Title: Helios & Phaeton
Paper Dimension: 10" x 7.5"
Image Dimension: 9.5" x 7.5"
Block: Shina
Ink: Daniel Smith Water-based Relief (Lamp Black)
Paper: Stonehenge
Edition: 45

Comments:
Helios & Phaeton (From Encyclopedia Mythica)
When Phaeton (The son of the sun-god Helios) finally learned who his father was, he went east to meet him. He begged his father to allow him to drive the chariot of the sun across the heavens for one day. Helios reluctantly allowed it. The horses, feeling the reins held by a weaker hand, ran wildly out of their course and came too close to the earth, threatening to burn it up. Zeus noticed the danger and with a thunderbolt he destroyed Phaeton. Phaeton fell down into the legendary river Eridanus where he was found by the river nymphs who mourned him and buried him. The tears of these nymphs turned into amber.

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2 comments:

Gabriele C. said...

Oh, I like that one.

Constance Brewer said...

thanks. :)