Art Department: Print Guild

KONG!

David H. Schulte, III
KONG!
Medium: Serigraph
Dimensions: 8x5.5
Year: 2015

This edition of prints is a return to childhood images. My childhood was filled with crayon drawings and coloring books of mythical monsters and space heroes. KONG! is a tribute to one of my favorite monster and toy - King Kong. The drugstore toy Kong was a wind-up, spark-spewing marvel. In childhood play, he terrified Army Men, battled Superman, and defeated Godzilla. My admiration for King Kong continues today. As an artist, I am inspired by the toy's stout haphazardly-stamped form and bold coloring. This style, combined with layers of jagged-offset inks, reflects the many childhood drawings of my past.