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The Cap City Cruncher by John Deardourff

Artist:  John Deardourff
Title:  The Cap City Cruncher
Medium:  mixed media collage, screenprint

About the Work: 
“My work is about recycling the vocabulary of comic books and reconstituting that imagery into new, abstract, unpredictable compositions. Collage is my primary medium and in a way the process of recycling is a form of collage. Designed to Recycle presents a magical, alchemical opportunity to transform something that is familiar and mundane into something intriguing and unexpected. A blank recycling truck represents three interesting thematic ideas: movement, compression (crushing), and reformation. In my proposed design I emphasized these themes through vivid color shifts, energetic, explosive lines, and the juxtaposition of abstract and familiar imagery.” (John Deardourff)

Click here to read more, about the story behind Deardourff's design.