Man Bartlett

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When I was a kid I drew a lot of mazes. Like this one, circa 1988:


I had a dream the other night about self regenerating labyrinths of a yin and yang variety (described here).

Yesterday I was sitting in my studio, staring at a slab of linoleum. I started to draw circles on it but my hand stopped. I stared some more at it and the next thing I knew I was drawing what would become this print:


A single continuous line. An intentional naivety. A stream of consciousness. A first attempt at re-envisioning an activity that gave me a ton of joy as a kid.

It’s also available for purchase as a signed, limited edition print:

Happy Monday, here’s to hoping we make it out. :)


Man BartlettArt, lino-cut