Thursday, March 17, 2011

Checker Skull

Matt Johnson from Antioch, IL, made this with a  "homemade stencil, airbrushed on illustration board, done in 2008."

I really like the use of black and white in blocks. It's like seeing the negative and positive of a photo. The details of the image with the change in tone, makes this piece quite striking. I like the crispness of the lines, which I can assume was achieved by using a home made stencil and an airbrush, vs paint and a brush. It reminds me a bit of the checkerboard land in Alice in Wonderland. This needs to be a hedge maze in Wonderland...or this land.


Gary's third pottery blog said...

this image should be tagged all over some back alley walls and under bridges and onto dumpsters and... :)

Tatman said...

This would also look sweet etched on glass. :)