Warhol Kickstarter Update #4

An update to the Warhol Naked and Unlabeled Kickstarter page was uploaded, so if you're short on time hop over there.

 

But in reality, there's a lot more that deserves to be shared. This project has been such an adventure and challenge and it has left me ready to tackle bigger and more difficult ideas. I am so thankful to have people who enjoy what I make and have supported this endeavor.

The picture below displays 16 soups. Technically it's a halfway point for the series as Warhol's original work featured 32 Campbell's Soups, but that is far from the case. Production challenges have arisen in making these soup sculptures (ha!) which will require some photoshop magic to fix. These hiccups have thrown nothing off course and are to be expected. Of course, what does that cause? Delays. I hate delays.

 

16 of the 32 soups. Can you name them just by looking at the soup?

On the note of delays, a huge hurdle (and subsequent delay) was the arrival of the printer. It caused considerable graying of my hair just to facilitate the delivery of such a beastly piece of machinery. Frankly, I'm terrified to think what's going to happen as I calibrate and produce this series. But as I type, the printer is sitting in my studio ready to produce dozens of soup prints in varying sizes so all is well.

By no means am I complaining. Seeing this work come together has really allowed me to look closely at this series and compare it to the original work. How would these photos looks sitting next to Warhol's prints? What would they say to the viewer? What enthralls me so much about this work is how much of a contrast this series is to Andy Warhol's work. This is the same topic all with a slight change in artistic viewpoint. And somehow, it can produce something unique to the artist. Considering Warhol's achievements with this work, this feels like an accomplishment on my part as an artist.

I thought up this series as it revolves around the look of food. We're becoming so aware of our food (and where it comes from) that these photos stand to continue that conversation. But it leaves me wondering, would they resonate as well if these images were produced in the 60's? During that era it was the convenience and mass production and availability that ruled and I'm curious if the commentary communicated in this series would stand up then. We'll never know.

But I digress.

Thanks again for the support. I'll be posting the final image and print options to those who did not purchase on the kickstarter should you be interested in purchasing a piece.