This inspirational art book features behind the scenes photos of artist Stephen Wilson and the creation of the Americana art series. Anita Goodesign is creating a design collection that was inspired by this art piece, scheduled for release in early 2018. Be on the lookout for announcements and more information regarding the collection release!
Americana is a larger-than life mixed-media patchwork installation of 43 original works of art, pieces that individually stand on their own, but combined come together to truly tell an American narrative. Borrowing from both iconic figures in the American story and personal influences from Wilson's life, each component is a delight to discover. Breathing new spirit into the images that Americans were brought up on, Wilson gives historical iconography a contemporary spin, like feminist tattoos on Rosie the Riveter.
Americana demonstrates the breadth of expertise possessed by Wilson in a diverse tool set of techniques both traditional and modern, from direct-embroidery to 3D-printed sculpture, from quilting to laser-cutting, from applique to collage. Fabric was sourced from Ralph Lauren, a designer synonymous with American fashion. As a whole, the series is over 24 feet wide and 8 feet tall, a feat within itself. Wilson credits Americana as his greatest-challenge to date for the sheer size of it and accompanying engineering challenges of its assembly.
Statistics about the art piece
43¦ individual art pieces
224¦ square feet
2,387¦ individually-created components
This book showcases over 100 pages of photographs of this amazing art piece and the detailed work that went into creating such a large-scale art piece. Don't miss your chance to get your hands on this collectible piece of memorabilia.