Monday, September 29, 2008

Wish You Where Here...



















Title: City Block
Medium: Silkscreen
Location: Urban Landscape
 
City Block represents my attachment to city life. I feed off the energy of the city and find myself enveloped in street art, fashion, and music. This design represents my home both in Philadelphia and New York. Prior to moving to Philadelphia, I was living in Park Slope, in Brooklyn. I frequently find myself traveling back and forth to these cities and consider both to be my home. 

18 comments:

aRae said...

HI ..luv ya work..im such a fan of street art...were so lucky to have banksy here...im on a site called redbubble and theres lots of work similar i think you.d enjoy..
well nice to meet you,,
Amanada

norcrossl said...

I think that your image is definitely representative of street art. I love the bright colors and bubbly clouds. They remind me of graffiti designs. Great image!

lebuck8 said...

Hi Grace,
I love the energy in your image. The colors and shapes are great!
Lauren B

Seaspaces said...

I love the image. It does have a lot of energy, and power. I find the overhanging clouds a little disturbing, though.

Rita G said...

Grace, you are such a talented and imaginative artist. You're work is lighthearted with a personal style. I look forward to seeing what else you post.

Art Ed Guy said...

As a fellow city dweller and a printmaker, I enjoyed your piece for its straight up graphic nature, the flat color and the feeling of being surrounding by vertical forms - maybe us printmakers respond better to a mixture of flatten graphic shapes more than others? I know both Park Slope and Philly pretty well, as I have a friend who lived in Brooklyn for awhile and I able to get a feeling for its where abouts...in some ways not all that much different from Philadelphia or some parts of Washington, D.C. Nice to see another printers take on their on life and the inspiration they draw from the city.

Christy Hahn said...

Grace,

I'm not sure if you were conscious of it, but your image is very graffiti-like to me. It almost looks like it was spray-painted. It has a universal urban quality to it, in the sense that it could be any city, anywhere. It's obvious you find the urban atmosphere to be creative and defining, since your color and line quality seem deliberate.

Bryan said...

Interesting. Your portrayal of city-life has quite the youthful quality to it. Very distinct style. Nice.

~ Bryan

Sam said...

Hi Lady,

Love this. I do get a sense of both cities, and the colors are amazing. I admire your street art and your point of view.

jmkilburn said...

This has a feel of house music album covers circa 1989! This has great soul, and is very hip and urban. I didn't know that this was a silkscreen print!.. great color blending in the sky and clouds! I love printed artwork that has deliberate 'registration' problems... it as much as confesses that technology may be quicker, but not necessarily better than hand made. Which is great! I'm no Luddite, but I do so appreciate things made by hand. Keep on Movin' don't stop, no!

ChambersoftheSea said...

Thank you for your comments on my blog. I did focus more on the writing, I think, as I was uncomfortable with the medium. I'm glad it worked alright.

Christy Hahn said...

Hi Grace,

Thanks for commenting on "Sanctuary". I'm glad you felt its delicacy because it's very normal for me to romanticize images. I feel that my home is such a regenerative place for me because of the nature that surrounds it. Nature is so strong yet so delicate.

Laura said...

Great Silkscreen! I am drawn to your use of colors. The picture gives off the feeling that you love your cities, it is a great cityscape.
Do the colors represent dusk? Have you added any street art to the streets of Philadelphia?

Jennifer Welsh said...

Just like you said musical in commenting on my image I think this is musical too. It's very loud and bubbly. I like that effect. I think it represents all the possibilities the city has to offer in a positive way.

Digital Dakini said...

Your cuddly pink clouds look a little like Keith Haring's Radiant Baby - I appreciate contrast of the harsh architecture next to those rounded forms

Amy said...

I love this piece it looks like both cities at once,great job!

Sam said...

Hey Lady!

I can't wait to see what else you create. You have this really great ability to bring life to your images, they are not static, but very reflective of city life; always on the move.

tovias8 said...

Gracie, thank you for your comment on my project. This silkscreen print is so amazing, I absolutely love the colors. Its is so vibrant and alive, and really reflects your love for graffiti art.