Sun #1

by Jen Hewett

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Artist Statement

I sketched a series of suns to work through my anxiety during the tumultuous few days after the 2020 Presidential Election, before the winner was declared. These suns took the form of the Black women whose organizing and whose votes ultimately led to Joe Biden’s and Kamala Harris’ victory over the incumbent President. Creating these was an act of hope, a nervous anticipation of potentially sunnier days ahead.

Why We Love It

"I have been fortunate enough to become friends with Jen Hewett over the internet of all things [...] Her art is a reflection of who she is—her hopes, dreams, anxieties, and fears. We all know that 2020 was no ordinary year. So, when I look at Sun #1 I see Jen’s yearning for a better future, her vision of what America could be for all of us. 

Sun #1 is confidence renewed and light reborn, with a striking visage inspired by the Black women who helped give this country hope after the 2020 election. Sun #1 is all the emotion of a year spent at home, watching and waiting and dreaming of a brighter tomorrow. Sun #1’s knowing eyes and coy smile are reminders of a mother’s watchful eyes over her child ..." Read more from Dana Williams-Johnson on the blog

Details

+ Each letterpress print features artwork by Jen Hewett.
+ Printed in San Francisco by Aesthetic Union on Strathmore #130 white paper with a special Pantone ink mix
+ This is an edition of 400.
+ Paper is sized 8"x8". The image dimensions are 5.5"x6" from at the highest point and at the widest point. 
+ All orders for this edition are final sale and not eligible for discount or return.

Medium:

Strathmore #130 white paper with a special Pantone ink mix

Jen Hewett

Jen Hewett is a printmaker, surface designer, textile artist and teacher. A lifelong Californian, Jen combines her love of loud prints and saturated colors with the textures and light of the California landscapes to create highly-tactile, visually-layered, printed textiles. When she’s not creating in her San Francisco studio or teaching her popular block printing classes, she can be found hiking with her high-strung rescue dog Gus, cycling on San Francisco’s less-hilly streets, or hiding out at her neighborhood wine bar.
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