Class Of 72: The Eagles
by Jeff Wood
Created for our Class Of '72 group show of exclusive prints inspired by the iconic music released that year. Jeff Wood has produced an amazing, colourful and psychedelic image based on the track Witchy Woman on the Eponymous album by The Eagles.
"Being a teenager in the Southern United States during the 70's, and having parents who were hardcore country music fans, the Eagles were one of my first loves. They were a transition from country music to rock and roll for me. Today they are still a guilty pleasure of mine. When I first heard the song Witchy Woman the lyrics conjured up images of this mystical, sexy woman who could have her way with you and leave you wanting more. As I grew older and became exposed to other religions and cultures I grew to associate the song more with the emotions pagan rituals and raw lust evoke in my mind.
The lyrics explore a damning tale of beauty, lust and the feminine power that these mysterious creatures called women have over men. When asked to illustrate this project, I immediately envisioned a pagan dancer shrouded in a swirling mist conjuring animal guides; visions I myself had experienced while under the influence of peyote. The style of art used in the piece are based heavily on Native American Visionary art. I credit Oscar Howe, Blackbear Bosin and Rance Hood, all practitioners who popularized this style art, as being a major influences on my work in the visionary aspects of my career."
- 18 x 24"
- Seven colour screen print
- Limited edition of 100
- Signed and numbered by the artist
- Design by Jeff Wood