Beth Meadows

Crayon Johnson Building

"architecture", "collaboration", "color", "drawing", "historic preservation", "studio"BComment
I've talked a lot this year about my desire to collaborate more.

We have a new artist at 17th Street Studios named Dean Yasko who has taken one of my old drawings from this show and added his own flair. And now he's going to talk about it...


"My most recent work has been inspired by collaboration and spontaneity so I decided to try and "stay in the lines" and add some color to this fantastic drawing. When you were a kid, did you ever do that thing where you use a bunch of different colors of crayons to color in a piece of poster board, cover it with black tempera paint, and then scratch a design into it? When Beth gave me this drawing to contribute to the collaboration, the first thing I noticed was that the print was black with white lines. I knew that I wanted to add color but I wasn't sure how. After some deliberation, I came across a childhood drawing using the method described above and decided that it would be fun to try to simulate this technique.

Thanks for checkin out our drawing. If you would like to see more of my work go to www.deanyasko.com"