Artwork – Madman

Madman, 2020, woodcut print by Matthew David Fritz

Handmade woodcut print. This limited edition print is printed is with water-based black ink on oriental rice paper.

The image size is 9 x 5 inches. The paper size is 11 x 7 inches.

Caught Unaware depicts the scene from First Samuel 21, where David disguised himself as a madman to flee from Saul.

10 Then David rose up and fled that day from before Saul, and he went to Achish the king of Gath.
11 But the servants of Achish said to him, Is this not David the king of the land? Is this not him of whom they sang to one another in dances, saying, Saul has struck down his thousands; But David, his ten thousands?
12 And David took these words to heart and feared Achish the king of Gath greatly.
13 So he disguised his sanity in their sight and acted like a madman before them, and he made marks on the doors of the gate and let his spittle run down his beard.
14 And Achish said to his servants, Look, you see that the man is mad. Why have you brought him to me?
15 Do I lack madmen that you have brought this one to me to be a madman before me? Shall this one come into my house?

This image was the cover artwork for the song, Tragedy, from the album, If Arrows Fly (2019) by Chords of a Man.

Two prints were pulled for this edition. Prints from this edition are available for immediate shipment.

$10.00 plus 3.99 shipping to the United States.