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ROCKY DOBEY

Rocky Dobey (b. 1957, lives and works in Toronto, Canada)

Train, 2019
Intaglio, chine collé
Sheet: 18 x 16 inches
Printed and published by the artist
Edition: 10

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I came to printmaking by accident when I learned that I could print from the copper plaques I was installing on the streets of Toronto in the 1980s.  My practice began as memorials for friends who had died of drug overdoses. I illustrated posters for social justice events, and my detailed style was showcased in zines that were distributed in prisons. Train has the number 13 ½, the symbol for Prison Justice Day, engraved onto the bridge, which functions as a prison where the carcasses of a train, a knife and a cross hang.

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