Artist: Robert Slivchak
Size: 38” x 38” x 1″ (with frame)
Medium: Acrylic, latex, Ink and wood stain on canvas and reclaimed solid oak. Handmade, reclaimed pallet wood, solid oak frame included/part of artwork.
All of the wood used in this piece was painstakingly sourced, trimmed, straightened, cut, patched, sanded and harvested from discarded pallets. The stretcher bars are created by laminating pieces of trimmed, pallet slats (maple). The visible piece of wood at the bottom is a solid oak slat. This board has the thickness planer markings (vertical lines) from the pallet manufacturer. It’s warped, gnarly, knotty gorgeous piece of wood was trimmed and sanded leaving as much of it’s raw beauty in tact.
The inspiration for this piece comes from Robert’s ongoing goal of being waste free and being an advocate of environmental protection initiatives. “Live and Let Live”. truthfully he was listening to a mix of old school rap, Souls of Mischief to be exact and grabbed the name from their lyrics. It felt like the perfect name. Why use virgin materials when there are an abundance of post consumer products available that are perfect for creating a beautiful piece with zero waste and minimum consumption? Please consider the environment when making any purchase, including artwork.