Issue Eleven featured interviewee and cover artist Chris Myott inspired us with his raw interpretation of the beauty behind the machine. With the help of Chris, we produced the latest tee to come from the Iron & Air shop. Hand screened in New Hampshire, these limited edition shirts are adapted from the oil on panel painting titled "Cannibal" and are printed on American Apparel's high quality 3.7oz 100% cotton tees.
Chris, a New England native artist and furniture maker, produces works that are rich with patina and texture, utilizing the unique contour of his subjects to break down their basic forms. Drawing inspiration from the likes of motorcycles and aquatic life, Myott utilizes a distinct method to produce his artwork.
"The work is layers and layers of paint. While the first layer is still wet, I draw through it with a graphite stick. After it dries, I add more color, sometimes drawing through that to reveal the color underneath. Once the whole painting is dry, I add different tinted waxes to give it an aged look and a nice clean finish. It's actually the same wax that I use on the furniture, and even on the rat bike [seen in Issue Eleven] to keep the rust from progressing. It’s really great stuff!"