Bad Habits

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My friend Jeremy occasionally sends me odd old photos and advertisements. One photograph in particular included 3 nuns falling down drunk on a busy street corner and it sent me down a rabbit hole of my experience with catholicism and religion on whole. Such a natural conflict sometimes exists between instinct and spirituality. Though now I’m more post-religion and pro-community, I give a nod to my youth and organized religions. Plus it’s just a fun print to look at and apply your own meaning to.

Attention to detail

8 prints in this series. It’s been very popular and just 2 prints are left for sale.

The print contains 3 stencils, 1 silver and 2 black. Like a layered painting, each impression is brushed and squeegee pulled through the screen by hand creating a unique print every time.

Blue Black textures hand painted on each print.  I mixed the blue down really dark and used clear to brush in the texture.

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You can see the fine tolerances I’m dealing with on alignment

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 Nice and sharp, love that clean but imprecise edge

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Stencils

Here are my stencil drawings, making sure everything lines up from 1 color to the next is huge challenge.

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Cutting

Cutting requires attention to detail. This ain’t like burning screens, where you can just leave it up to the perfect mechanical process. We’re making art here!

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Printing

Here’s is my finished black stencil after it’s been printed. headed to the wash bay for power washing. You can’t use the stencils more than 1 time.

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Stencil Details

Fluttering paper. Don’t open the door!

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 Trailing smoke and fingernails, tricky registration

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Finished Art

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$345

This is print #6 of 8.

22×30 on Stonehenge archival paper.
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If you like these prints check out Modern Ranch Revisited, Audiophile Series, Hot Prints of 2012

View and buy available prints in the STORE.

 

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