Home Sick Copper HPM Collage Silkscreen Print by MCXT- Monica Canilao x Xara Thustra Screen Print on 290gsm Hand-Stained Coventry Rag Fine Art Paper & Metallic Paper Limited Edition Pop Street Art Artwork.
2015 Signed & Numbered Screen Print, Collage & Thread HPM Embellished Limited Edition of 30 Artwork Size 12x24 on 290gsm Hand-Stained Coventry Rag Paper Heavyweight metallic paper is sewn to the bottom section of each print.
"Home Sick Copper HPM Collage Silkscreen Print" by MCXT, a collaboration between Monica Canilao and Xara Thustra, is a testament to the rich, multilayered dialogue of Street Pop Art and graffiti Artwork. This limited edition artwork, meticulously crafted on hand-stained Coventry Rag fine art paper with metallic paper sewn onto the bottom, showcases the convergence of various artistic disciplines that define the work of these contemporary artists.
Craftsmanship in 'Home Sick Copper HPM'
The craftsmanship in "Home Sick Copper HPM" is immediately evident. Choosing 290gsm Coventry Rag paper as the foundation speaks to the artists' dedication to quality and durability. This heavyweight paper, known for its ability to absorb ink and preserve the richness of color, provides a luxurious backdrop for the screen print and collage elements that adorn its surface. The hand-staining of the paper adds a unique, tactile quality to each print, ensuring that no two pieces in the edition are precisely alike. Adding heavyweight metallic paper, sewn rather than glued, is a nod to traditional crafts and the handmade. This technique of sewing paper into the artwork is a physical manifestation of the themes of home and connectivity central to the piece. The thread becomes a metaphor for the bonds that tie us to places and people, while sewing is a deeply personal, almost intimate gesture that imbues the work with a sense of care and attention.
Aesthetic and Symbolism
Aesthetically, "Home Sick Copper HPM" is a visual symphony of symbols and forms that dance across the paper. The architectural elements, reminiscent of fantastical structures, rise from the print as monuments to imagination and memory. Including eyes, stars, and other iconography lends a mystical air to the composition, suggesting a personal and archetypal narrative. The symbolic language employed by Canilao and Thustra invites interpretation, encouraging the viewer to reflect on notions of home—what it means to be rooted, what it means to be disconnected, and the universal longing for belonging. In this sense, the artwork transcends its material form to become a vessel for shared human experiences, much like the best of Street Pop Art and graffiti Artwork, which often serves as a mirror reflecting the viewer's thoughts and feelings.
Reflection of Street Pop Art & Graffiti Artwork
"Home Sick Copper HPM" reflects the ethos of Street Pop Art and graffiti Artwork in its accessibility and blend of high and low art techniques. The limited edition nature of the print does not detract from its approachability; instead, it enhances the value of each piece as a collector's item while still embodying the democratic spirit of street art. The work intersects acceptable art practices and street art's rebellious, DIY culture, bridging the gallery and the urban landscape. The collaboration between Monica Canilao and Xara Thustra celebrates the collaborative spirit often found in street art culture. By joining forces, the artists combine their unique visions and skills to create something neither could achieve alone. This partnership and the resulting artwork are a powerful reminder of the collaborative potential within the art world, echoing the community-driven nature of street art projects. "Home Sick Copper HPM Collage Silkscreen Print" by MCXT is a standout piece that captures the imagination and speaks to the heart. It is a testament to the power of collaboration and the enduring appeal of art that bridges the personal with the universal. As an object of art, it is a conversation starter, a statement piece, and a lovingly crafted work that bears the unmistakable mark of artists deeply engaged with their craft and message.