Posted on Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
The next print in Mondo’s LucasFilm-licensed Star Wars art print series is Todd Slater‘s “Great Warrior”. The image uses leaves, sticks, ferns and other flora found in the swamps of Dagobah to create Yoda’s face.
Here is what Slater said about the print on OMG:
“From the first time that I saw Star Wars, I was captivated by the mystery of Yoda’s species and home world. For Yoda, Dagobah was a place to disappear, and I see him as being at one with the landscape. For this print I wanted to camouflage him as a part of this murky planet using leaves, sticks, ferns and other flora found in the swamps. The image is printed on black paper with a shiny black varnish layer in the background. The varnished layer reveals even more of Dagobah and is shown as a transparency through Yoda’s face. The kanji (japanese characters) on the left side gives one word representations of the six stages I identified in Luke’s Jedi training: the meeting of a great warrior, the discovery of a Jedi’s strength, entering of a domain of evil, learning that size matters not, seeing the future and finally, the confrontation of Vader. The screen print is seven colors, which is the most I’ve done to date.”
The artwork is screenprinted on 17? x 24? in a limited edition of only 385. The print will go on sale Thursday, August 26th at a random time at Mondotees.com. Follow @MondoNews for the “now on sale” announcement. Past prints in the series have sold out in less than a half hour, so act quickly. See a couple more close-up images on OMG.