Here for his debut RUN, Detroit area artist Franklin Jonas brings us his signature 5-point Stars. Each 12 Inch Star begins in Photoshop before being primed, sanded and painted as it is ready to hang. The first series debuted at the Red Bull House of Art (covered HERE), the picture above is from opening night.
Each Star is 12-Inch Spray Painted On 14-Gauge Laser Cut Steel
"I start by drawing each star in Adobe Illustrator. Within the star I see points and lines. I take them and create relationships. I divide the line segments by whole numbers. Those divisions become new points where other line segments connect. Shapes are formed. Some of them are familiar. Triangles, squares, pentagons, hexagons, octagons etc. Others are unique and without a name. After the design is used 6 times, it is retired. Each star then cut out of a 14 gauge steel sheet. Then each star is primed and allowed 48 hours to cure. To paint each star I use Montana Gold,(Acrylic Lacquer ) and Montana Black,(Nitrocellulose and Alkyd resin combo Lacquer) spray paint. The masking and painting process is repeated until the star is completed. When finished each star weighs approximately a pound and comes with ready to hang hardware." - Franklin Jonas
This RUN comes signed, numbered and with a Certificate of Authenticity from Franklin Jonas & 1xRUN
Only 30 these are going on sale today at Noon EDT at 1xRun.com