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Artist Statement

The work displayed is part of the Blue Jay Opuscule series. The series is a result of a collaboration between musician and composer Tony Steve and visual artist Barry Wilson. The musician is composing sound that captures color and shape and the artist is depicting sound.

The open narrative of the Blue Jay Opuscule involves the transformation of a blue jay progressing from a dark quiet pre dawn state to a bright raucous and exuberant daytime flight through a garden. Working from within this framework Wilson has interpreted the music composed by Steve. This project was funded in part by a grant from the Jacksonville Community Foundation.

Bio

Barry Wilson has been working in the graphic printmaking medium for over two decades. He has exhibited prints nationally and his work is in numerous public and private collections. Wilson holds a Master of Fine Arts from Florida State University. He has taught at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts for the last 15 years.
Artist Statement

Song 2
multiple color relief print
2006
$500
Song 3
Multiple color relief print
30" x 19"
2003
$500
Song 4
multiple color relief print
30" x 19"
2003
$500
Two C
Multiple color relief print
24" x 18"
2004
$500
Three C
Multiple color relief print
24" x 18"
2004
$500
Five C
multiple color relief print
24" x 18"
2004
$500
Seventeen B
intaglio
24" x 18"
2006
$500
Three M
intaglio & relief
24" x 18"
2006
$500
One J
intaglio & relief
24" x 17"
2006
$500
Two J
intaglio & relief
20" x 16"
2006
$500
Three J
intaglio & relief
20" x 16"
2006
$500