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I’m providing the art for a charity show benefiting a local adoption agency next month in San Francisco at Patrick Evan Salon. I’m planning on screen printing 2 dozen or so mono prints on cradled birch panels from Faultline and accompanying it with a sprawling butterfly installation. It’s a few thousand square feet on 2 floors, so I have my work cut out for me (Bam with the pun weasel!). 81 down…
I made these late last year and they were one of the funnest projects I’ve worked on in a while. They are printed on birch Faultline panels of course and are about 1 inch deep and are ready to hang. I made the original drawing by blowing ink on paper and using the drawing to expose the screen and create the stencil. I used FW Liquid Inks on the screen to get the bleed outs with the orange and blue colors. I’ll load a handful up in my store, they’re a good deal in my totally unbiased opinion.
I had a teacher in art school that would say stuff like that in critique. I can still hear his little voice.
This was the first print I did after moving to San Francisco in 2005. It was quite a project, I started with about 300 sheets of paper and didn’t have a drying rack. I came up with a hanging system to dry them and I think it took about 10 hours to print each color. And there are I think 5 colors. I get exhausted just thinking about it.
The image is a pair of Apache attack helicopters flying through a smoking oilfield of currency. I took the the image of the helicopters off the Boeing site, I changed the image drastically to suite my purpose and to not infringe on copyrights. I liked the idea of shoving their own propaganda up their butt, not that they noticed.
I’m updating my shopping cart and adding all my available prints, this one is available here.
‘Strike-Slip‘ closing reception at Faultline Artspace in Oakland, April 20th 4-7pm. Screen prints by David Polka, Jon Carling, Joshua Mays, and Ryan McJunkin. New work by ESK Evan Wilson, Marcos LaFarga, Alan Grizzell, Nathaniel McKenna, and Mario Navasero.
This is a little group show and print release I am putting on in my space in Oakland March 16th, 4-8pm at Faultline Artspace. We have several new prints by Oakland artists David Polka, Jon Carling, Joshua Mays, and Marcos LaFarga. I’ll have my studio open and will have stacks of my own prints and drawings to sell, 20-50% off regular prices.
Just finished this figure drawing up a few minutes ago. It’s from Faultline’s figure drawing session on Tuesday morning.