Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Moody inspired stencil art by Jason Trotter

Stencil artist, Jason Trotter, sent us images of a Moody/cosmonaut inspired art that he recently completed. The image has been stenciled onto an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of Garnet 60-grit sandpaper. The unique application of black ink over the speckled, grainy surface of the sandpaper is very effective. He's hoping to transfer the same image, only much larger, onto a brick wall sometime soon.

Jason has been producing large format stencils for the past decade. He draws his inspiration from other contemporary stencil artists such as Banksy and Shepard Fairey. He recently completed a number of commission pieces for the municipality of Lethbridge. The pieces were stenciled on expanded metal sheets and were installed on the sides of historic buildings. The subject matter for his pieces ranges from historic iconic images to more contemporary images such as Lucha Libre.

His latest stencil project, large-scale postage stamp forms on wood, is currently on display at the Penny Coffee House gallery in downtown Lethbridge.