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2023 Spring Market
I’ve been a professional illustrator and designer for a long time, and I’ve been lucky to have that work used for some pretty cool things. When the pandemic happened, I was left with all the time in the world to draw things, but those drawings had no home. I decided to use my massive spare time and build a place to showcase the drawings that were piling up. With some internet sleuthing and a heck of a lot of hillbilly engineering, I built a screen printing studio in the back room of my apartment. I wanted to make the kind of posters I bought and hung on my wall. The bizarre reimagining of well-worn ideas, things that fit just as well in a tattoo shop or a cool kid’s bedroom – Unique drawings without the corners shaved off, and the artist’s hand showing from a mile away. Art for art’s sake. As the world adjusted to the new normal, my drawings reappeared in some of their regular haunts. However, they also have an additional home on the posters from my ever-evolving homemade studio. It’s allowed me to give my beloved weird drawings their own spotlight. Personally, I’ve found that the more time I spend on this new home for my artwork, I am also finding my own home as an artist. I’m putting aside what needs to be sold or advertised for a project and focusing on what I want to say – or at least showcasing my best work that I used to keep secret.
I screen print every poster by hand in small runs that become less limited as they are reprinted. Every print is signed and numbered on the back.