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iheart variation 002

iheart variation 002 is a series of screenprinted and hand painted canvases set onto rare wood blocks, created in early 2009 in Northern California.

I discovered the Gocco screen printer from Japan around this time.  In Berkeley and up in the Napa Valley, I created screens for varying symbols within the iheart project, printing them onto canvas.

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An old friend donated various woods from his shop, African Mahogany to American Walnut, for use as the backing.

They were crafted to a size resembling children’s building blocks, then bored for a one screw backing to enable easy modular hanging and exchange in a grouping.

This series of work was shown once in Brooklyn at the 4th Street Cafe in April of 2009; my eye was caught from an email about a show called “Word” curated by James Banta.

THANK YOU

To Ethan and Jodi for hosting the art (and wall) making, Andy for the fine woods.