San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery has invited fifteen local professional artist printmakers to carve woodcuts in 3’ x 5 pieces of plywood. Using a full-sized steamroller (like the ones used to flatten asphalt) as a moving printing to print the relief prints, the wood plate was inked on-site and fabric laid on top. A steamroller was driven on top of the plates to transfer the images onto the fabric effectively working as a printing press would. Art Gallery coordinator Jenny Armer, professors Wendel Kling, Alessandra Moctezuma and lead artist printmaker Chris Lahti led the group doing the printing. The finished fabric prints will be attached onto the chain-link fence along the parking lot for an outdoor drive through exhibition.
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