A Boy's Will is a limited edition folio made up of 10 loose screen prints and a sealed letter in a hard cover folder. Each folio is signed and numbered out of 100.

Printed on Magnani Velata 200 gram acid-free paper. Each print is 5.75 x 6.75 inches and sits in a 6.75 x 7.75 inch hard cover bound with Canson paper.

Covers are foil stamped in gold and have a slight embossment. The entire project is hand printed and assembled.

The complete folio is available for $120 CDN.

Daryl Vocat 241 Logan Ave. Toronto, ON. M4M 2N2 Canada

Also available through: Art Metropole

 

 
Front cover (detail) with gold foil stamping
 
Screen printed letter. Folio version is in a sealed envelope. I wouldn't want to give everything away now would I?
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 

 

Largely derived from found and manipulated drawings from old Boy Scout manuals, this work explores a world where young boys create rituals, form bonds and explore dubious notions of morality. Adults are scorned and children assert their autonomy. The voice of authority bellows unanswered, as it were.

Rather than being simply victims of neglect, these boys assert outsider identities, investigate power dynamics, and lay claim to a culture of their own making.

A Boy’s Will reveals a secret world behind the good intentions of the popular world-wide movement. The manipulated Scouting imagery is both an homage to, and critique of, the original source. This work exposes the private world of young boys, and tags alongside as they fumble between expectation and desire.

Although a selection of these images have previously appeared in the YYZine (through YYZ Artist Run Centre) and Trade Magazine, this form of the project is how I initially envisioned the images to be presented. A lot of love went into these prints. I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I have enjoyed putting them together.

 

 

In case you've got a hankering for these images, but the folio is out of your price range, the above two images are avalable as T-shirts. Sizes range from S-XL. Shirts are $20 each including shipping. Contact me directly for availability, or to place an order.

 

And now for a few separate, but related images...
 
Repeat This Process Until You Reach Your Objective
 
A Sense of Fair Play Promotes Allegiance
 
Try to "Live the Story" as You Read it

 

The above three images are part of small limited editions. Each print is 12 x 16 inches, signed and numbered, 2005. Printed on Stonehenge paper. Each print is $150.00. Please contact for availability and ordering arrangements.