Jim Morrison portrait (2018)
From my 'Psych Icons' collection.
Original A3 in size - Inks, pencils, book cuttings and mirrored card.
High-quality A3 giclee prints available on FS Platinum Etching paper.
Limited edition run of 50. All prints signed and numbered.
Original portrait also available. Email dunstancarter(at)gmail.com for details.
I've been a fan of The Doors since my mid-teens and the handful of years I spent collecting old vinyl. When planning a Jim Morrison portrait I wanted to pick an iconic pose but try to create something fresh. His hair and shirt were made from cuttings taken from an old picture book I have that's packed with images of the national parks of America. Ever since watching Oliver Stone's Doors film in 1991 one of the things I've associated Jim Morrison with is the Mojave Desert and the rocky canyons. It seemed a nice marriage of ideas to hunt down and incorporate the cuttings into the piece. Finally I used some psychedelic mirrored card for the background. The original shimmers and changes colour from different angles but the prints still maintain that lovely psychedelic hue. A3 prints of the portrait are also available in a white 20 x 16" mount and/or framed in a 20 x 16" black frame.