Photo courtesy of Owen Osborne
Sean Star Wars
You know what? I love making woodcuts! The explosive energy I put into carving a woodcut suits my energy charged, caffeine induced, aggressive approach to image making. Charles Bukowski, Ms Pacman, Phillip Guston, and Neil Blender are my main influences. Last night I finished a new woodcut. In the morning I’ll get started on a new one. On Christmas Eve, after the kids are in bed I’ll be cutting a block, I really do love it. I don’t spend a lot of time deliberating over what to draw next. I drink a lot of Mountain Dew, so I include Mountain Dew bottles in my artwork. I like ice cream cones, hot dogs, snakes, guns, alligators, goats, and girls, so that’s what I draw. My primary concern is to create a strong visual infused with a sense of satirical humor. In other words, I like to tell funny stories using funny pictures.
-Sean Star Wars
Video Courtesy of Owen Osborne.
2008 Certificate in Graphic Design. Savannah College of Art and Design. Savannah, GA.
1999 M.F.A. Printmaking. Louisiana State University (LSU). Baton Rouge, LA.
1996 B.F.A. Printmaking. Old Dominion University (ODU). Norfolk, VA.
New York Public Library System
HF Johnson Art Museum
Amity Art Foundation
Philadelphia Print Center
Northern Illinois University Art Museum
University of Mississippi
New Orleans Museum of Art
Iowa State University
Parsons’ School of Design
University of Kansas
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Louisiana State University
Old Dominion University
West Virginia University
I would also like to thank the great print assistants, Jason Clark, Tressa Jones, Beth Huthala and Eva Stone that worked on this project for without their dedication and long hours this project would not have been possible.
- James Bailey, Professor & Director of MATRIX Press.
Sean Starwars lecture at The University of Montana (Video courtesy of Owen Osborne)