Jerry Garcia portrait (2018)
From the 'Psych Icons' collection.
Original A3 in size - Inks, pencils, book cuttings, coloured, marbled and textured card.
High-quality A3 giclee prints available on FS Platinum Etching paper.
Limited edition run of 30. All prints signed and numbered.
Original portrait also available. Email dunstancarter(at)gmail.com for details.
Jerry Garcia's big bearded face is one of the first things that pops into my head when I think of psychedelic music. It's that combination of furry freak brother, big long guitar jams until sunrise, soft stoner smile that just ticks all the right boxes. I really enjoyed bringing together all the elements of collaged card and book cuttings in this portrait too. His jacket is a sheet of leather effect card that I worked on with a bit of inks and pencils. His shirt is some marbled card and his hair is a cut up segment of an old medieval painting depicting demons tormenting people in hell. I went for this particular cutting as a nod to one of the Grateful Dead's best known songs, 'Friend of the Devil' - I also love it's dark, sinister torment set alongside Jerry's wry little smile. A3 prints of the portrait are also available in a white 20 x 16" mount and framed in 20 x 16" black frame.