1xRUN Thru Interview
New Age by Zeb Love
1xRun: Tell us a little bit about this piece, is the original still for sale?
Zeb Love: The original idea I had on paper was just a small thumbnail scratching. After I scanned it in and started working with it, the idea evolved and transformed into something completely new. There is only an original thumbnail that shares just a few elements of the final print.
1xRun: Was this piece part of a recent theme that you had?
Zeb Love: I’ve lightly touched on outer space in a few prints in 2013. I really enjoy the subject matter and ideas that surround space. This was a continuation of that.
1xRUN: What materials did you use to create this piece?
Zeb Love: Various Speedball inks, including metallic gold. They were printed on French Paper, and Chromolux Cover paper.
1xRun: When was the piece created?
Zeb Love: I started thinking and drawing thumbnails on February 8th, 2015, but I didn’t settle on an idea until March 15th 2015.
1xRun: Anything immediate you would like us to highlight?
Zeb Love: The Mission of Art by Alex Grey.
1xRun: Tell us how the idea and execution came about?
Zeb Love: The first few months of 2015 have been trying. This print represents a lot of soul searching and trying to find a calm within. After alot of failed starts , I finally decided on a loose thumbnail idea. Once I started refining individual elements., the idea evolved into something completely new. I read somewhere that ideas are like fragments, bits and pieces that need to be assembled to create a cohesive whole. The longer I waited for that one big idea to run with, the less creative and productive I became. This print came together in a very organic way, and I’m excited to share it. The regular edition of this print is a 4 color silkscreen with metallic gold ink. I printed the gold and red editions on a new paper I’ve never tried before which yielding some really interesting results. The red has an almost vinyl look and feel to it, and the metallic gold changes with each angle you look at it in person.
1xRun: How long did the piece take?
Zeb Love: A little longer than a month of back and forth work on it.
1xRun: What is unique about this piece?
Zeb Love: Each is hand printed by myself, and embossed with a custom seal.
1xRun: Describe the print in one gut reaction word.
Zeb Love: Universal.