Big Damn Prints at Pratt
Today was the third annual “Big Damn Prints” event at the Pratt Institute. The event allowed students to let off a little steam as the weather turns nicer. Pratt students and faculty created giant 4 by 8 foot woodblock prints on bedsheets. Basically, they carve the art into a big piece of wood, ink it up, and press a sheet on top of it. In order to facilitate such a large print, they used a STEAMROLLER!!!!!!!!!! to transfer the ink from the carved wood to the sheets. Crazy!
More pics after the jump..
The inked woodcut is below the sheet and the image will actually be on the underside of the sheet as it lies in the photo:
The final results were pretty spectacular:
It was a really cool event for both artists and spectators alike. More pics and a video are over here at my site if you want.