What should I do with this drawing?

A few months ago the Society of Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh commissioned a Sweet Meats installation for their EAT Space gallery.  One of the things they wanted was a life-size drawing of the inside of a meat locker.  The wonderful women of Avedano’s butcher shop let me take some photos inside their meat locker, and I drafted up this 18” x 24” image.

I had to make this image 16 times larger to be life sized, so I placed a roll of paper on the wall, and set up a 4” x 4” grid (I could only fit one half of the drawing on the wall at a time).  The last time I made a big grid to enlarge something I did it the stupid way, and drew the grid lines directly on the paper with a pencil and a ruler.  This time I was smarter and used thread and drafting tape (like masking tape, put peels off paper easier).  It went much faster and I didn’t have to erase anything later.

The big drawing (8’ x 6’, oy) is in Pittsburgh through March, but I inked, scanned, and vectorized the little drawing for printing.  I thought I might turn it into a paint-by-numbers kit, but there aren’t enough color blocked areas and too many lines.  So now I’d like to ask you folks: is this image interesting enough to print as just a line drawing, or does it need some color (or something else) done to it?  I was hoping to have some available at my holiday fairs this year, but I can’t tell if they’re compelling.  Would you want one hanging in your space?  Please be honest, not kind.  Thanks in advance!

One Comment

  1. hmm…. wouldn’t want to look at that kinda depressing image hanging in my home, but it would be great as a New Yorker cartoon with a pithy comment from one piece of meat to another!

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