Saturday, November 21, 2009

Old image, new life...


Last week, with the help of two good friends, I was able to finally do a screenprint run of an image I made as a two-part stencil years ago. The old prints were part of Josh MacPhee's traveling "Stencil Pirates" exhibit, which happened maybe a year or so before the book was published. The stencil has seen a lot of paint since then, and it's on it's last legs. This summer I sprayed large transparencies directly from the stencil so I would always have something to burn screens from. The screened version still looks a lot like a stencil with it's inconsistent lines and overspray. The original idea came when my stolen bike was returned to me after I put posters all over my Nashville neighborhood asking for it back - the stencil said "search..." at the top left, but that part didn't make it on to this print.

UPDATE: These just posted to the Justseeds store for those interested in picking one up...

2 comments:

rachel ding said...

Whoa, that looks really good. The background swirls always remind me off the background swirls jangst did on my tattoo.

bukmacher said...

good luck in future projects
Happy New Year