Of all the bestiary that adorn the objets d’art of the ancient Near East, none has had so long, nor so eventful, a life as the ibex. First appearing on Samarran ware about 5500 BC, the ibex was among the earliest of the animal images to be seen on Near Eastern pottery. The ibex remained a popular symbol in Mesopotamian art possibly because of it's long, branch-like anters, resembling the Tree of Life - a symbol of fertility.
The ibex received a contemporary look for a new t-shirt collection I'm designing based on the symbols of ancient civilizations.
With a little help from printmaking expert Britt Spencer and his screen press, the ibex design was printed on multiple shirts, included mens' & women's styles. There's something particularily satisfying about wearing my own designs; I've already begun designing more to screen print.