Prudence F. Roberts, Ian H. Boyden
Frank Boyden is a highly regarded Oregon ceramic artist and printmaker who has created a stunning body of work based on the flora and fauna of Oregon. Boyden has explored a wide variety of themes in his prints, including animals, the landscape, and most recently, the human figure. An essay by Prudence Roberts places Boyden's work within the context of regional and American art. Ian Boyden discusses his father as a printmaker and book collaborator.
Frank Boyden, with David James Duncan, Kim Stafford
A ceramic artist and printmaker, Boyden has explored a wide variety of themes in his prints over the past twenty years, including animals, the landscape, and most recently, the human figure. In this suite of 96 drypoints, Boyden set out to depict horrendous and abhorrent images of humanity: "characters from creation's ineptitudes, vagaries, vengeances, and sad jokes." In the process of creating the series of three-inch-by-two-inch plates, the artist came to the realization...