|Jeff Bertrand is a low brow artist out of Nashville who paints on all sorts of wild surfaces including guitars, found wood, light switch covers and flasks. Recently, I lent my graphic design skills by designing his new business cards. In return, I got a flask featuring one of my favorite authors, Charles Bukowski!|
|Here is a really sweet book from printmaker Jesse Shaw. I traded some of my own art books with him for it.|
|Of course, his is much cooler because it's completely hand made.|
|Jesse cut out detailed portions of his prints and bound them with a patterned page in the back to provide a background as you lay it behind the pages of the book. Each page is hand printed from wood blocks and lino blocks|
|Jesse explained that these were really repurposed works because it was scrap prints so to speak. If a print had a bad spot, he hated to just throw it away so he cut out the good parts for these books. Each book is unique with different pages.|
I emailed both brothers and Chuck hit me back, expressing his equal enthusiasm for a trade. He even went as far as to let me know he'd have something in the mail for me to paint. What arrived was a box similar to the one he painted and printed on for me. I did a portrait of Chuck and his brother as one of my siamese faces which he had complimented in our digital conversations.
Here is what I turned out to ship back to Texas before getting "Strutter" in return...
|The brothers are known to wear shriner hats at their shows and openings. I put shriner hats on the little power animals on their shoulders as well. On the other side, John's hand is holding a gun.|
I'm a junkie for the creativity of others... I love to trade prints and even original work so if you are a creative spirit as well, hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org and make me an offer I can't refuse.