Bonne Chance (framed + quick-ship)

by Lisa Congdon

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Artist Statement

My work often explores important symbols in my personal history. I have had a fascination with symbols for many years, in particular common symbols found in folk traditions around the world. Many of these symbols are represented across my work, including snakes, hands, eyes, four leaf clovers, suns, moons, lightening bolts, birds, rainbows and iconic quilt patterns, to name a few. I have also adopted a set of my own personal monikers that occur repeatedly in my work. My work elevates mundane, ubiquitous, and sometimes obsolete objects into conversation with symbols from nature and the supernatural in colorful, organized arrangements and simplistic, graphic paintings. I am particularly interested in eliminating complexity and detail in my subject matter, and in stripping things down to their essential forms.

Why We Love It

"Thanks to seven years of French classes and six months in France, I know that “bonne chance” is French for “good luck.” True to its name, Lisa’s print contains lucky symbols—a four-leaf clover, fingers crossed, a rainbow—interspersed among other icons in Lisa’s signature bold, whimsical style. It is lightly reminiscent of Alexander Girard’s mid-century commercial work in Lisa’s modern, joyful palette ..." Read more from Jen Hewett on the blog!

Details

+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Signed + numbered certificate of authenticity included
+ Directly supports the artist
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available

Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists’ originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches to allow for framing.

Medium:

Museo Portfolio Rag

Edition Structure:
10"x8" | edition of 10
14"x11" | edition of 250
20"x16" | edition of 50
30"x24" | edition of 10
40"x30" | edition of 5

Lisa Congdon

Fine artist, illustrator and author Lisa Congdon is best known for her colorful and spirited paintings and drawings. Over the past decade, she has worked for clients around the world including MoMA, Comme des Garçons, Crate and Barrel, REI, Harvard University, Chronicle Books, and Simon & Schuster Publishing, among many others. She is the author of eight books, including the starving-artist-myth-smashing Art Inc: The Essential Guide to Building Your Career as an Artist and her latest book, Find Your Artistic Voice: The Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic. She was named one of 40 Women Over 40 to Watch... Read More
in 2015 and she is featured in the 2017 book, 200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See the World. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon.
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