maxwell loren holyoke-hirsch. what a wonderful name. it conjures up twigs, smoking chimneys and far off lands and little pixies flying in the woods. as does maxwell's work. it has a magical quality to it that draws one in. his prints and drawings are of images of another time it seems. crookedly shaped men w/ black noses, swirls and doodles all around them. rusts, blacks, deep oranges, lime greens and browns. the palette brings about thoughts of brothers grimm fairy tales. there is a bit of a dark, slight doomsday quality that comes across in a subtle way in his work, my favorite.
recently maxwell made a fuzzy flocked shirt titles the seeker for the people over at threadless. you can check out maxwell's lovely work on his website, flickr or his blog. at the moment, the above limited edition print, siddhartha, is being offered in his shop for a mere $20 bucks. so generous and so talented. all this and a great name, what a cutie.
* broken arrows by jose gonzales
** all images used w/ maxwell's permission.