Tuesday, March 26, 2013

the drive home


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.

3 comments:

Koosje Koene said...

Oh my, I really hope to get one of those in the swap... but what are the odds, with so many people joining? I love it, and the technique you use is very interesting. Just today I took out my lino material, so I'm getting ready to dive into the printing process just before the deadline... as ususal ;)

Zach Medler said...

thanks koosje koene...i hope you get one in the swap too...if you don't, and you still want one, i'd be happy to print one for you and list it on etsy. good luck finishing up, er, getting started...have fun.

Mindy said...

Hi Koosje, have you received your prints from the print exchange? If you would like to swap a print with us, we'd be totally up for it! :)

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