What: ‘Freedom Lies in Being Bold’ art installation, by Dan Elliott
When: December 5-6, 2014
Where: CB2 South Beach Miami
First, working as stencils, hand-cut black vinyl letters about 25” tall are applied to four canvas banners, each banner measuring 41” wide.A large printmaking roller was used to apply the bright colors—it was a serious workout, even with an extender added to the inks to help make them a bit more transparent and mix a bit more than usual on the canvas. For the actual inking process, one color was applied at a time—starting with layers of the yellow on the first day, and following with magenta and cyan on the second day. When the inks were dry, the vinyl letters were removed to expose the canvas and create the bold typographic message and the large scale piece was ready to install. The banners were constructed with a pocket at the top and bottom to slide a dowel rod through and create an even, flat wall hanging. The final installation measured 108” tall and 164” wide—the far left and right banners hung about 6” back from the windows with the middle two banners hanging about 18” back from the front banners to further enhance the depth and dimension of the piece.