Tower of Babel by Dean Jackson Meeker

Tower of Babel by Dean Jackson Meeker

Tower of Babel

Dean Jackson Meeker

Title

Tower of Babel

 
Artist
Year
1961 (dated "63") 
Technique
color serigraph and polymer intaglio 
Image Size
34 x 19 3/4" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
40 of 50  
Annotations
pencil titled and editioned 40/50 
Reference
Leissring page 155, in color; Dewey, page 115 
Paper
heavy wove antique-white Rives 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
20964 
Price
$1,250.00 
Description

Meeker developed the polymer intaglio method in Paris, working closely with Atelier 17 trained printmaker Kaiko Moti who had been instrumental in controlling the simultaneous color printing technique to allow for printing a cohesive edition.

To accomplish his multi step collographic printing method Meeker developed the Meeker-McFee press, which he marketed for a number of years.

Meeker often turned to the biblical and mythological world for his inspiration, as he did with this, the Tower of Babel from Genesis. Meeker's Tower has a third dimension as a result of the polymer printing. The structure rises somewhat haphazardly out of the earth, illuminated by a bright blue sky. A powerful image.