Duane Slick visited Island Press in the fall of 2019 as the Arthur and Sheila Prensky visiting artist. He created a multi-layered collagraph, Crafting a Consequential Narrative that includes the artist’s signature leitmotif: a coyote head. Slick’s imagery is rooted in his Woodlands identity—specifically, Meskwaki/Ho-Chunk.
The edition of 16 was completed in September 2020, seven months into the global pandemic coupled with much social and political strain. The title Crafting a Consequential Narrative refers to the uncontrollability of our current situations.
Duane Slick tracing the shadow of a rose onto a piece of paper.
Artist Duane Slick and master printer Tom Reed look at plates and discuss materials for the “helper print.”
BFA student Zoe Morris shows the finished “helper print.”
Students Amy Chen, Taylor Fulton, Jordan Lee, and Janessa Johnson ink plates at the press for the artist’s “helper print.”
Duane made an aluminum foil sculpture during lunch one day.
Curators from the Saint Louis Art Museum visit the Island Press shop to see Duane’s project in progress.
Duane signs the B.A.T. print.
Editions from this project