today i finally delved into my art house co-op print exchange project. the theme of the project is called 'the drive home.' i am of course doing a block print, with my version of color blocking using spray paint and stencils underneath the black ink.
initially i cut a block of a kid walking down a sidewalk with a backpack. it ended up seeming a bit sad for what i thought should be a fun project. so i re-thought and decided to reproduce an image i do often: the space between lafayette and chicago. i wanted my print to be very much about where i'm from and the drive between chicago and lafayette on I-65 is such a familiar drive for me, but more than that, it is indicative of this place, with the windmills, and the space between big cities and small cities.
i used this method to try a new production method for these smaller prints too. i made repeating stencils so i could do four prints at a time. this piece is a four color stencil with the single black ink linoblock on over top. i hope whoever gets one of my 10 prints that are shared with the other artists really digs it.