Patron: the alexis PROJECT
Families & Friends in Memory of Alexis Calfee and Chris Oberg…taken too soon by a drunk driver
The idea of this design stemmed from the belief that people come into one’s life for a reason, even if only for a season. As an art educator, I have had many students cross my path. It is my hope that when students crossed my path, their lives were enriched by the experience of art that I facilitated.
There are more students who have crossed my path than I can possibly count, but each of them have left a mark on my heart, proved the powerful effects of art, and reminded me that I am living out my favorite quote by Robert Henri. “The object isn’t to make art, it’s to be in that wonderful state which makes are inevitable”.
The heart will be painted on in layers of Gelli printed textures with lighter colors under areas of intersections. The paths were printed on with found objects but I plan to use stamps of actual tennis shoes and bicycle wheels instead to make it more understandable and visually pleasing.
Gelli printing is a form of mono printing – so this design shows the general style I’m going for but exact replication is nearly impossible.