We Are All in the Gutter, But Some of Us Are Looking at the Stars, 2004


Spit bite aquatint.

30.50 x 34.00 in

77.5 x 86.4 cm

Edition of 15

Signed and numbered by the artist.

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    About The Work

    To make these prints, Wilson dripped acid onto copper plates to create what are, literally, ink spots in the finished prints. "In my work, I'm usually pretty sure of what's going to come out," he said. "But in this case, I just did it. It's exciting and scary. I have no idea what others will see in it, or how they will relate it to my work. All kinds of things are going on in this microcosm or macrocosm. In my own mind, I think of the characters in the prints as talking so quietly that you can't understand them. But of course once someone takes an artwork home, it is what it is to the person who has it."
    The ink spots in Wilson's etchings pulse, expand and seem to explode, as if they desire to foment conversations about, as Wilson says: "Relationships and what's really important in life." The works are meant to spark conversations, making them perfect not only for guests, but also for personal introspection.

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