Eleanor Grosch: Stack

Released Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Stack, by Eleanor Grosch.
15% of the sale of this print goes to Farm Sanctuary.

Eleanor Grosch loves animals; you name it, she’s probably drawn it! Eleanor’s unique graphic perspective aims to simplify line and playfully arrange form to capture the essence of each animal she draws. She’s well-known for her graphic take on our feathered, furry, and fuzzy friends. With roots in modernist design, she brings the mid-century aesthetic up-to-date.

About the print:
I've been playing with the idea of a print composed of a stack of animals - I think that there's an old story somewhere of a horse, a dog, and a chicken going to rescue their friend, and they go stacked on top of each other! When the Farm Sanctuary print came up, I realized it was a perfect message for the print - animals supporting one another can be a metaphor for this charity that supports abused farm animals.

This is a three-color screenprint on 100lb acid-free paper with acrylic ink. Each print was signed and numbered by the artist.


Do you have any process drawings that led up to this finished piece?
I made two other attempts and didn't love them. I felt the illustration needed a more stylized quality.

What has inspired you recently?
Gosh, lots of things! One major influence has been the colors of Fall, since my boyfriend and I are planning our October wedding!

Why did you choose to pair Farm Sanctuary with your print?
I really love animals, and Farm Sanctuary is such a wonderful cause.

How have you seen art transform the world around you?
I see it all the time around Philadelphia. We have a mural arts program that decorates the drab sides of buildings and transforms them into colorful, beautiful works of art.

If you could pick one artist to mentor you, who would it be?
I think it would have to be Charley Harper. I love his work and I'm often compared to him, which is a huge compliment.

Who are some artists you think people should know about?
My first design love was the artwork on gigposters.com. There are so many artists on that site that people should look into. During my time on the site, some that really stood out were Tim GoughLargemammal PrintThe Heads of StateDirk FowlerMethane Studios, and the Little Friends of Printmaking. All amazing artists!

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