Fishermen – Let Down Your Nets

$600.00

Completed: May, 2021 (His final artwork)
Dimensions: 32″ x 19″
Edition Size: 150 Prints
Paper: MOAB Entrada Natural 300 GSM (Archival 100% Cotton-Rag Paper)
Media: Giclee Fine Art Print

Description

Peter and his friends fished all night; they are tired and have not caught any fish. Someone on the beach calls out: “Put down your nets one more time. Don’t give up yet.” They put down their nets and they catch so many fish that the nets are almost breaking! The sunlight reflects on the clouds, the sail, and the faces of the fishermen.

The Fishemen is envisioned in bright vibrant colors, as the sun rises, bringing the new day. The ocean shines with a multitude of colors of patterned fish and waves. The words from the gospel in Spanish and English adorn the top and bottom of the piece in dark lettering on a golden embellished background. The scene is surrounded in a rainbow of colored squares on a purple border.

Because Swanson printed giclee editions in smaller batches, only those printed during his lifetime are signed by the artist. The remaining prints from the edition are made using the same image he created and approved, but with his signature printed where he would have signed them.

The Artist’s notes on his final artwork
Over my life as an artist, I have created variations of this story. It helps me to accept our struggles, and to appreciate the casting of my own “net” into the waves, as well as my surprise in experiencing the fruit and the abundance of gifts that are there. The resources within each of us are inexhaustible, if we keep trying.

THE FISHERMEN – History of the Image

 

 

 

 

Early Examples of
THE FISHERMEN

 


THE FISHERMEN
1969, Sgraffito
9″x16″

 


THE FISHERMEN
1973, Sketch

 


THE FISHERMEN
1973, Serigraph

 

 

THE FISHERMEN
1990, Acrylic Painting
4’x7′
All Souls Episcopal Church
Point Loma, San Diego

 

 

 

 

 

GREAT CATCH
1993, Serigraph
22″x32″
Sold Out Edition

 

 

 

GREAT CATCH
1993, Mosaic
6′ x 8′
Located at Concordia University – Irvine, CA

 

 

 

 

 

THE FISHERMEN
2012, Acrylic Painting
27″x15″
Basis For 2012
Giclee Edition

 

 

 

 

 

THE FISHERMEN
2012-Giclee
27″x15″

 

 


 

 

 

 

FISHERMEN
Let Down Your Nets
2021-Giclee
32″x19″

The print was enlarged and reimagined in brighter, more vibrant colors,
with additional shading, and greater depth.