Bison - Silk-Screened Art Print on Fabric
- SILK-SCREENED ART PRINT ON FABRIC
- Original artwork drawn and silk screened in Calgary AB, Canada
- 16" x 18"
This design was inspired by a road trip into the Northwest Territories for a folk festival in Yellowknife. As my sister and I were driving around the west side of Great Slave Lake, we came across a herd of bison. It was so cool to see them in out in the wild, in their natural habitat, just roaming around. I also wanted to include the landscape in the design. It really changes as you travel farther north. The trees get shorter and it’s flat and rocky and there’s lakes and bogs everywhere. It makes me want to explore northern Canada more!
16 x 18 inches Unframed Print
Screen-printed on Fabric (Printed on Brown, and Burgundy)
Printed with water-based, non-toxic fabric inks
Printed by hand, by the artist, in small editions
All of the fabrics used for the prints are vintage or reclaimed fabrics that are sourced from a magical fabric sale that happens once a year in Calgary organized by the charity Ujamaa Grandmas. Donated fabric fills the basement of a church, with most fabrics going for $1/metre, and all proceeds going to the charity. It's honestly one of my favourite days of the year and has led to me having a large and cherished collection of amazing fabrics. Because they are purchased second hand, I cannot be sure of the fabric contents.