Wall works

In 2009 I started printing directly onto the wall. My goal was to print large relief blocks but the hard surface of the wall made that impossible. All the tests resulted in very salty transfers of the ink from the block to the wall. Screen-printing was then incorporated with much greater success. Printing vertically added a messy challenge and even the smoothest wall has quite a bit of texture. Included are several projects from various locals.

Garden of Delights installed for a group print exhibition at Louisiana Art Works, New Orleans. Inspired by my garden colors of early April.

Jostle and Flow installed in the Carroll Gallery for a Newcomb Art Department faculty exhibition. The background imagery incorporates sea creatures and aquatic plants that are screen printed with a limited pallet of whites and pale blues. Overlade on top are etched diamond shaped copper tiles.

Here We Are Living In Paradise, again installed for a group exhibition at Louisiana Art Works, New Orleans. Developed in the aftermath of the Gulf Oil Crisis. Slick black snakes slither through the foliage.

Dark Oasis. In the spring of 2011 I was invited to create a piece at the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia, Athens. With the help of several students and a hydraulic lift we were able to create a large semi-permanent wall print.

 

Garden of Delights, screen print on wall, 36”x8”, 2010
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Garden of Delights, wall detail, screen print on wall, 36”x8”, 2010
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Garden of Delights, work in progress, screen print on wall, 36”x8”, 2010
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Jostle and Flow, etched copper and screen print, 10’x10’
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Dark Oasis, screen print on wall, 12' x 15', 2011
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Dark Oasis, detail of Dark Oasis, screen print on wall
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Paradise, screen print on wall, LAW, 2010
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Paradise, detail, screen print on wall, LAW, 2010
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