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RAIN ON THE PARADE ART POSTER

$75.00 USD $37.50 USD


RAIN ON THE PARADE

Ray Troll’s fine artwork printed with high quality, lightfast inks on heavyweight acid-free paper. Each art poster is individually signed by Ray. Shipped in sturdy round tubes.

Image size 15.5″ X 21.5″ (paper extends beyond the image)

This art poster is on sale because it is being discontinued. Once it is out of stock no more copies will be printed.

2 in stock

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SKU: FAP021

RAIN ON THE PARADE

I’ve long been enthralled by the grand and bizarre opulence of parades. As a child I was hugely impressed by the local Mardi Gras in Mobile, Alabama. The Fourth of July parade in Ketchikan is a big deal, too, but it always misses the mark for me in representing what this strange and beautiful land called Alaska is really about. So I decided to do my own artist-biologist version of a “half small-town Ketchikan, half big-city Seattle” style parade. Several of my artist and musician pals can be seen in this gigantic charcoal dust drawing, along with many of my favorite fish (wolf eels, a sailfin sculpin, and a musically inclined red snapper). I’m in the lower left with a ratfish on my head. Farther back in the crowd is a Tlingit sculpin headdress as a kind of parallel presence. My wife, Michelle, and her good friend Hilary are in the drawing as well. I rubbed black charcoal dust all over a gigantic piece of white paper, then drew the entire image with a kneaded eraser. My studio became a complete sooty mess and my lungs ached for weeks.

 


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