Sunday, October 20, 2013

Market Fresh

These AP (artist proof) prints from bicycle chains
I'm happy with the direction of these prints and now need to add more texture to the print block. That will require more bicycle chain. I'm pretty excited about getting back into printmaking. It was my focus way back as a graduate ('82) from UCSC Studio Arts program. A surprise bonus of doing these prints was the memories of setting up for printing and the smell of printing ink. It brought back memories of late night studio work fueled by coffee and college radio. Good times.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Trailwerks Posters for CCCMB

Central Coast Concerned Mountainbikers is another awesome group of people who work to expand the network of sustainable and enjoyable trails in SLO County and maintain the trails currently in use. I am proud to be a member and can say that I helped establish and maintain some of the best dirt trails anywhere.
I donate poster skills and help promote their big trail events called "Trailwerks". This 3 year set of posters are based off the most parodied american painting by Grant Wood called American Gothic.



It truly is the most parodied painting from an American painter. Here's a good article about the painting and its back story on Neatorama.

Grants sister and his dentist were models.

Banksy Public Art Attack NYC

Banksy Public Art Attack NYC continues with this brilliant piece called Sirens of the lambs. National Public Radio has a short article and posted a video that really captures the public reaction in a real way. BRILLIANT!
"This is a piece of sculpture art, and I know what you're thinking: Isn't it a bit — subtle."
The audio guide also explains that the animals are controlled by four mime artists, who sit inside the truck. Banksy apparently used to work at a butcher shop, which might have inspired the sculpture art.

Learn more about the problem:
The Humane Farming Association