Jerry Garcia (Summer), 2017
21 x 32
Edition of 500
9 colors on cream paper
Signed and Numbered
This poster was officially available through the Jerry Garcia Estate.
I will be making my artist copies available only through my art shows and live appearances through the end of 2017.
In the second print of my portrait series, “Jerry Garcia (Summer)”, I hope to capture the vitality, good humor, and optimism of the Grateful Dead’s lead guitarist and principal vocalist, the one who anchored the concert hall with his good nature, while a wild, free improvisation swirled through him and around him. I wove a psychedelic paisley pattern throughout the design rendered in nine colors, including bright hues, hand-blended metallics and translucent glazes. My aim is to portray the vital Jerry, an “Orpheus” who could charm savage nature with music, a “Dark Star” who journeyed from the Haight-Ashbury to the Pyramids of Egypt.