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Latin phrase from Friedrich Schiller's 1798 poem "Das Lied von der Glocke" (*Song of the Bell) This phrase translates to "I call the living. I m… Read More
Latin phrase from Friedrich Schiller's 1798 poem "Das Lied von der Glocke" (*Song of the Bell) This phrase translates to "I call the living. I mourn the dead." It's been a common inscription on church bells for hundreds of years. 3-color, hand-pulled screen print on 19"x25" 80lb French Speckletone black paper. Signed & Numbered Limited edition of 60. Read Less
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I illustrated this piece a good while back when working on the Clockwork Orange piece. I had every intention of using her for a gig poster when the right band came along. I started to get very protective of it and it never “fit” right with a band. So, I decided to make it into an art print. The phrase above comes from Friedrich Schiller’s 1798 poem “Song of the Bell”. It is latin for “I call the living. I mourn the dead.” It is a traditional phrase to be inscribed on church bells. This bell brings people to church for mass & marks the passing of a loved one for funerals. I like the concept this phrase creates because the art is  of an attractive woman (*calling the living) and the visible skeleton (mourning the dead).

3-color, hand-pulled screen print on 19″x25″ 80lb French Speckletone black paper.
Signed & Numbered Limited edition of 60.