I rarely use a stencil more than one time these days, which seems ridiculous considering how much time I spend cutting them. I still want to preserve their uniqueness by keeping them limited but I also want to try more than one thing with some of them. This project really allowed for me to do both of these things. I think three iterations is enough for this one. 19 layers all hand cut it seems worth it to use them more than once.
This summer I worked on a mural on 33rd street just off of Vliet Street. It was a collaborative project with Zenon Castillo who secured the wall, Ben Stark, and Eliot Patterson. Always a good time working with the homies. I was responsible for the gems and I also painted the grey scale lotus flowers.
A while back I did a quick mural for Blank Space, a great space for creatives.
I have been working on some new paintings recently that have been expanding on a number of ideas that I have explored before. One portion I have been loosely calling Shapes on Wood. (Super creative I know) these two went to the Art Pop event at Taylors Milwaukee September 27th 2015. The blue one happens to be the first pattern that I created a vector for and then laser cut the pattern, the other one features a hand cut stenciled pattern which is how I have been creating all the other patterns up until this point.
The blue pattern of squares is also a small test for much larger project that I have been working on. Photos to follow soon.
Yesterday I painted a mural on Fond Du Lac Ave. at about Meinecke Ave. It is on a boarded up fire damaged building, that needed a little improvement.
The bird is an Indigo Bunting which is found in South Eastern Wisconsin, around this time of year. (summer)
Here are progress and final shots of the painting. I will be going back the next sunny morning to hopefully get unobstructed head on pictures of the final product.