The Deep Blue Sea 2010

Tugboat Printshop
Gestures 14: May 8 – June 20, 2010
woodblock prints

The Deep Blue Sea series are oceanic icons in a playful visual narrative exploring a challenging unfamiliar space Abundant curiosities are revealed by the...


The Deep Blue Sea series are oceanic icons in a playful visual narrative exploring a challenging, unfamiliar space. Abundant curiosities are revealed by the innovative spirit probing and chronicling the vast mysterious liquid. The sea provides an appropriate allusion to the tenor of modern times–uncertainty, discovery, a new beginning. These images provide visual pleasure, while also inspiring new ways of thinking about the world in which they exist. The other prints displayed here, America the Beautiful and Bonfire, were made for the Manifest series of political art shows. America reflects the positive, pioneering energy after the election of 2008. Bonfire imagines the common roots of mankind.


Curated by Katherine Talcott

About the Artist

Tugboat Printshop is the collaborative efforts of Valerie Lueth (American, b. 1979) and Paul Roden (American, b. 1979). Through collaboration, they have been able to simplify and streamline their message, taking the best of their respective abilities and applying them to the conception and manufacture of quality images in print. They take art directly to people–reaching new audiences through travel, online interactivity, and direct conversation. Tugboat Printshop’s print cart is the latest manifestation of this objective.