The Awkward Party
5" X 7"
Around 1831, a cache of 78 chessmen was unearthed from a sandbank on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Probably carved of walrus ivory in 12th century Norway, the Lewis Chessmen, who now reside in the British Museum and the National Museum of Scotland, are distinguished by their stunned and incredulous expressions, including "berserkers," warriors with their teeth clamped firmly on their shields.
"The Awkward Party" imagines the Lewis Chessmen in a more informal setting, kicking back in a celebration which quickly gets out of hand. "The Awkward Party" is a hand-sewn book, in an edition of 20, comprised of eight 5" X 7" etchings, printed with Graphic Chemical ink on Arches BFK paper.