Jake Wallace leans over his computer screen, making final decisions on the coloring of an image before sending it off to the final steps of this four month project. With this being one of the last sessions for this piece, each final touch must be perfected.
The image that he’s working on will be transferred onto the largest of three panels that make up one piece commissioned by a private collector in New Jersey. Standing at a total of 11 feet tall altogether, this is one of the biggest works Jake has ever created using silk screens. The client, having seen previous works of Jake's, reached out to him for her very own custom piece.
"She knows my style and knows I usually lean towards the more industrial. I sent her a couple of images and this is what we came up with."
After the coloring of the image has been finalized, it is ready to be printed onto paper where the image will then be transferred onto a screen using screen printing equipment.
This specific panel is so big that it is actually the maximum size image that can be printed using this machine. Due to this, a little help was required for keeping it shut and the panel underneath it in place.
Finally, it's time to lay the final layer of ink down. The canvas has already been layered with all the colors and textures and is down to the final defining layer. After a long process of perfecting the line up of the screen with the canvas, the ink is evenly spread across the image. All of the hard work finally pays off as the screen is lifted, revealing a flawless outcome on the canvas.
Here are some images of the final product being installed!
Check out more of Jake Wallace's work here: Industrial Landscapes.
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