"Lady Sings the Blues"
This piece is dedicated to the painfully beautiful life and voice of the famous 1930s jazz singer Billie Holiday. This amazing artist put her heart and soul into her music but became tangled in the poisons that come with fame. Her soothing melancholy vocals have provided me comfort over the years and melted my heart into a puddle of mush. Give her a listen if you haven't heard of her, especially on a solo night alone.
- Lithograph Print (Original Artwork)
- Printed on white paper
- Dimensions: 9"W x 12"L
Art History + Process
Lithography is one of the oldest forms of press printmaking founded in 1796 by German author and actor Alois Senefelder as a cheap method of publishing theatrical works. The process includes drawing or painting an image on a large limestone with oil-based materials, acid treatment, series of washing, applying ink, and rolling through a press. Each print is inked and rolled through the press each time.