Numerous changes occurred as Ofili worked on Habio Green. The most radical is a 180-degree shift in the print’s orientation. In the first two working proofs, the androgynous figure’s feet point upward, as if the person were diving into a pool of water. But in working proof 8, the figure, now fleshed out as a woman, is upright, hands raised high as water cascades downward (see slideshow, above). Habio Waterfall is in Trinidad, where Ofili lives.
Chris Ofili working at Crown Point Press, 2009, photograph by Kathan Brown, Courtesy Crown Point Press
"Yes, No, Maybe: The Art of Making
Decisions," lecture by exhibition curators Judith Brodie and Adam Greenhalgh (audio)
Julie Mehretu, artist, in conversation with curator Judith Brodie, Diamonstein-Spielvogel lecture (audio)
"An Insider's Perspective," lecture by Kathan Brown, founder of Crown Point Press (audio)