The Artistic Process: A Labor of Love
Steven Holmes is local multimedia artist, who has mad skills in videography, editing and photography. Steve’s been a online friend for a while, who I think I initially connected with on Twitter, but then eventually became Facebook pals, and just recently we crossed into being real-live-in-person friends! I love when the internets open the door to meeting someone new.
I recently watched this fantastic video Steve produced about Jake Early, called Layers. Jake is the famed silk-screener behind a lot of well-know rock show posters, the National Park and Landmarks series, and Northern California serigraphs, like this one featuring the massive Redwoods on the coast of Highway 1. (A beautiful reminder, I need a trip up to Muir Woods soon!)
Jake prints each one by hand and mixes his own ink – so much artistic integrity. If you’ve ever been curious about the process behind silkscreening and printing posters, this video gives great insight into his artistic process and how he produces his awesome art! Steve did an incredible job shooting and editing, too; a great exhibition of creative collaboration!
Leave a comment on your labor of love and artistic process. What’s the most labor intensive part of producing your craft?