Thursday, August 26, 2010

Mondo Star Wars Screen Print Series #5 - Great Warrior by Todd Slater

The fifth screen print in the Mondo Star Wars Screen Print Series was unveiled yesterday and it is entitled “Great Warrior” by Todd Slater! Slater is one of The Blot’s favorite artists, and this screen print of Yoda is amazing in both its intricacies and composition. I love the juxtaposition of the leafy green Yoda and the dark Dagobah swamp behind him. This is definitely THE Star Wars screenprint to get of the five released so far.

Mondo Star Wars Screen Print Series #5 - Great Warrior by Todd Slater
“Great Warrior” by Todd Slater is a hand numbered 17″x24″ screen print with a limited edition run size of 385. Each print retails for $50 and can be purchased directly from Mondo Tees at a random time today, Thursday, August 26th, here.

Slater took some time to explain his Star Wars print: “From the first time that I saw Star Wars, I was captivated by the mystery of Yoda’s species and home world. For Yoda, Dagobah was a place to disappear, and I see him as being at one with the landscape. For this print I wanted to camouflage him as a part of this murky planet using leaves, sticks, ferns and other flora found in the swamps. The image is printed on black paper with a shiny black varnish layer in the background. The varnished layer reveals even more of Dagobah and is shown as a transparency through Yoda’s face. The kanji (japanese characters) on the left side gives one word representations of the six stages I identified in Luke’s Jedi training: the meeting of a great warrior, the discovery of a Jedi’s strength, entering of a domain of evil, learning that size matters not, seeing the future and finally, the confrontation of Vader. The screen print is seven colors, which is the most I’ve done to date.”
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