Marathon Man

Time To Crack On, mezzotint, etching, watercolor, 2015

Lessons of the Greats Will Make Me Great (Maybe), woodcut installation, 2015

Returning Too Hard, Training Too Soon, linocut installation, 2017

Ascended Onto the Sandy Narrow, etching, aquatint, watercolor, 2017

Sessions and Structure, Assess the Effects #1, pencil, screenprint, acrylic on paper, 2017

Sessions and Structure, Assess the Effects #2, pencil, screenprint, acrylic on paper, 2017

Sessions and Structure, Assess the Effects #3, pencil, screenprint, acrylic on paper, 2017

Sessions and Structure, Assess the Effects #4, pencil, screenprint, acrylic on paper, 2017

Uneven Underfoot, mezzotint, etching, 2015

Posted on: October 1, 2017
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Description

"Marathon Man", is a project that consists of prints (mezzotints and etchings), as well as relief prints that are adhered directly onto the wall of British marathon/long distance runner Ben Moreau. Different visual strategies are utilized for these pieces as I am exploring representation through collage to exploit different facets of human locomotion and the physical conditioning required in marathon running. The work examines the hard work, discipline, and labor associated with long distance running mirrored by the discipline, and technical knowledge and skill associated with printmaking. Parallels exist between the solitude of distance running and a singular individual studio practice. Both practices require focus and dedication allowing for moments of personal reflection and can function as an exploration into the human condition. Pattern and repetition are explored as visual metaphors recalling the physical act of running: step-by-step, mile after mile. The work will be a fun play on identity and the construction and conception of self, as we are both ?linked? by the same name.




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Ben Moreau

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BFA Alumni

Major: Printmaking

Graduation Year: 1999


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