I don't get to collaborate as much as I'd like. I'm either alone in my bubble creating personal work, directing a team to execute my vision, or being directed to bring someone else's vision to life. So when I was in Chicago last month with a few hours to kill before my flight home, my dear friend Jay Ryan asked me if I wanted to head over to his studio and work on a drawing together. Of course I said YES. In between bites of hot dogs and slurps of chocolate cake shakes, we created the line drawing for this print. Jay scanned it while I sat in an airplane hurdling West and over the subsequent month, we bounced a Photoshop file back and forth adding layers of color and detail to the image, adding bits to the image and seeing if the other person would notice (nice work on the tiny little flies Jay!). Not only is it fun to work on something with a friend, it was an opportunity to glimpse into Jay's thought and working processes.
The result is this 16"x20" print, consisting of 8-screens, masterfully printed by Jay and his team at The Bird Machine. Edition size 120. Get one here until they're gone.
I have a few prints in the new show opening this Saturday at Giant Robot in Los Angeles. Check it out if you're in the area!