Or in this case, REALLY big! This past July, my friend Bonnie deArteaga, a phenomenal printmaker who lives in Green Bay, asked me to be her assistant for this really fun event at UW-Manitowoc - Really Big Prints!
Forty-one prints were made for this event. They were ENORMOUS - 5 feet by 3 feet! That's 12 times larger than what I normally print (3"X5")!
And how, pray tell, might one print these large-scale prints? With a steamroller, of course! :D That was one of the most fun parts of the day - seeing this road vehicle run over the prints! Each time one would come up for printing, there'd be a crowd. Fascinating!
|Ben Rinehart, professor at Lawrence University in Appleton,|
looks comfy on the steamroller. :D
|Bonnie and I doing a little pre-roller baren work!|
|Here's me, Bonnie (on the right), and Bonnie's husband Julio! |
Such a fun day. :D
I am so lucky (and honored) that Bonnie asked me to be a part of this really fun day! I learned a lot, met some great people, and got to spend a beautiful July day outside with some very dear people. It doesn't get much better than that. :D
If you're interested in learning more about the day, check out this half-hour documentary, created by UW-Manitowoc! :D