Making art pop
Many years ago, my mother-in-law gave me a Toller Cranston print. It’s a signed, limited edition and has lived on a few walls, but mostly has been in storage. Let me show you why.
Professor Poopy Pants brown matting, with a gold metal frame, totally 80’s.
I sprayed the frame with a matte black and brushed some black satin paint on the mat, 3 coats. Can you tell that’s my work table? What a mess.
This picture also has some relevant history behind it; this was presented to a radio show host, back in 1980. CBC Radio is our public radio station, heard coast to coast across Canada. There is an area of Toronto named Cabbagetown, named so after the first settlers that lived in the area, the Irish. They planted cabbage in their yards, hence it’s name. I lived in Cabbagetown until I was 7 years old. The area at the time was pretty run down, but is now more gentrified.
My mother-in-law comes up with the strangest things, and she has no idea how she became the owner of this print. I’m glad she did though, and gave it to me. Now it has a whole new life and didn’t cost me a dime to make it modern.
If you are not familiar with Toller Cranston, you can read about this amazing artist here (click on the photo)