Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Carnivorus Musicalus SOLD OUT

Wow! The batik wall hangings sold out in 10 minutes! Thanks so much for the support!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Carnivorus Musicalus batik wallhanging, signed & numbered by artist Emek

The Faded Line is proud to release another hand-painted batik wallhanging made in Bali. The Carnivorus Musicalus will be released on 11/04 at 2:00 PM Mountain. Click here for more info.

LIMITED EDITION signed and numbered to 65 - approx 68" x 45"

Each batik is hand painted by a family in Bali. Upon arrival in the US, they are signed and numbered by Emek. No two batiks are the same! In addition to a wall hanging, some people frame the batiks or even wear as a sarong. Limit one per order.

The Carnivorus Musicalus was originally used on as the official event poster for the 2007 Coachella Music Festival - beautifully illustrated by Emek.

A portion of every sale will go towards new filtration systems. The family who makes each wall hanging by hand is paid very well and hopes you love our product!

The word batik (pronounced Bateek) means "wax written" and this is basically what batik is. It is a way of decorating cloth by covering part of it with a coat of wax and then dyeing the cloth. The waxed area keeps its original color and when the wax is removed the contrast between the dyed and undyed area makes the pattern. Big, bold designs in bright colors are most striking.

The fabric is 100% Indonesian rayon. Made from natural plant cellulose (in this case coconut fiber). The fiber is put through a process using alkaline, making into a woven fiber. It makes for a good durable textile. There are many different qualities of rayon and we only work with the highest quality.

The dyes are a colorfast - the same as the dyes used for any textiles. Unfortunately it is not a natural dye; as natural dyes will wear and fade very quickly. However, the dye baths go in to a filtration process being disposed which is a progressive environmental step for the people of Bali. All the dyes are hand blended to get the different shades. Then they are literally painted between the wax lines with paint brushes.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Jeff Wood's new painting in progress

Jeff just got back from the Omega Painting seminar with Robert Venosa and Martina Hoffmann. Check out his newest work-in-progress! Can't wait to see more progression pics!

after 20 hours

after 50 hours

Oil on canvas
11x14 inches

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Puzzles and Art Prints on sale info

The Faded Line is proud to announce the release date of the limited edition silkscreen puzzles and wood art prints. They will drop online on Thursday 1/15 at a random time. Check often!

Who doesn't like puzzles? We sure do though why not step it up a notch and create a limited edition puzzle!?! The SCREEN PRINTED puzzles measure 15 x 21.25 inches and are signed & numbered by artists Emek and Jeff Wood. Sorry, you'll have to put together each 513 piece beast in order to know what number you received. The jigsaw puzzle are $35.

The art prints are 18"x24" printed on 1/4 inch birch and maple sheets of wood. These prints are signed and numbered edition of 50 pieces per design and will cost $150 each. However, the opportunity to purchase prints is inclusive to only those purchasing puzzles. One must purchase a puzzle to be entered into a raffle to purchase the print. We will randomly select 50 people who can purchase the print in the coming weeks. When you add the puzzle to your cart, you will be asked to check a box that says YES you will allow us to charge your card $175 (includes shipping, handling, and insurance) or NO I'm not interested. The raffle corresponds to the specific puzzle you purchase. Say you want the MARSians print, you must purchase that puzzle to be entered into the drawing. Considering there are 165-170 puzzles in each edition, you have a 1 in 3 chance you will be selected. One puzzle per person per design. So yes, you could buy one of each puzzle and be entered into a raffle for each art print.

Again, keep your eye on on Thursday.