For more than a decade Daniel Heyman has worked on the border between artistic practice and oral history. His prints combine portraiture and text to mine some of the most contentious social and political issues of our day, as in his depiction of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison, whom he sketched from life during their testimony [see Art in Print Jan–Feb 2012]. His recent woodcut series, In Our Own Words: Native Impressions (2015), builds upon his interest in primary research to present and interpret the experiences of members of the tribal nations of North Dakota.
Daniel Heyman, In Our Own Words: Native Impressions (2015)
- Portfolio of 26 prints, 12 color reduction woodcuts with 12 letterpress prints, and title page and colophon in linen portfolio, each sheet 26 1/4 x 19 1/4 inches. Letterpress by Lucy Ganje. Edition of 9 on Nicole Donnelly handmade paper. Edition of 16 on Japanese Okawara paper. Printed by Kim Fink with the artists at Sundog Multiples, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND. Published by the artists and Cade Tompkins Projects, Providence, RI. Edition on Nicole Donnelly handmade paper: $30,000. Edition on Okawara paper: $25,000.