Blog Posts - Dick Swift



Ready, Set, Print

It has taken a few months get everything aligned, but the time has finally come. The Kickstarter Campaign to make the Palimpsest Portrait Project a reality is now live. You can find out more about the particular printing process I use below, but all...
by Tyrus's Eye on Art on Feb 15, 2016

The Palimpsest Portraits: A Resurrection

In 2006 and 2007 I first began serious work on a project that was not yet named. Conceptually, it was to consist of twenty-five portrait pairs—fifty total portraits. Each pairing would situate an image of Jesus, from art history, with another indiv...
by Tyrus's Eye on Art on Feb 2, 2016

Let me show you my etchings...

I often work on the carving of my relief prints in public places. If I have a particularly intricate linoleum or woodcut design that will take hours and hours to carve then I break it up over several weeks or months. The process can both be tedious a...
by Tyrus's Eye on Art on Aug 6, 2013

Dick Swift: The Art of Physical Printmaking

Many people first discovered my artwork through publications or exhibitions that included my printmaking. In truth, I had never worked in any printmaking medium until I was enrolled in my graduate painting program. I appreciated the various technique...
by Tyrus's Eye on Art on Jul 20, 2010

Photo of the Day: Platforms

Photography by Dick Swift, 1970s. Scanned from The Family of Woman by Jerry Mason, 1979.
by Sighs and Whispers on Jul 11, 2010


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