Ray Maseman is an accomplished printmaker. His etchings spin whimsical narratives of journeys, odysseys and quests.
“My images are meditations on existential questions of purpose, home, and the burdens and responsibilities of adulthood. A cast of animal figures set forth on hopeful voyages of exploration and arrive at destinations of contemplation and solace. Some seek home, some have already found it, and all want to understand and experience their world. A sense of determination and persistence drives all these adventures, as the characters identify, pursue and embrace their purpose while resisting apathy and stagnation.”
Maseman received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the University of Denver. He has lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico, since 1997. His etchings have been exhibited widely and can be found in numerous public and private collections. He practices and has taught multi-plate etching, and co-authored New Grounds: Manual for Non-Toxic Etching.
A framed multi-plate etching by Ray Maseman. Image/plate 15 x 9 inches, framed 26 x 19 inches.