Sunday, July 3, 2011
New Screen Prints and Etchings
These four works were created as an homage to some of my favorite toys that I purchased as a kid. S.S. Adams produced (still produces) a line of magic tricks that were sold in bright colored packaging. The magic tricks were usually pretty rubbish but looking back I realized it was the flashy packaging and the vacuum sealed objects that I was attracted to. I have taken this concept up a notch by plastic sealing etchings, based on portraits of American blues artists, into candy colored screen printed packs that are meant to be displayed as if in a retail store setting. The images above show the front of the packaging (left) and the back of the packaging (right). Each of the packages are hand-printed in editions of 10.