"The Dark Side" Hoodie (lavender) by Osa North
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- image is white and gray heat transfer vinyl
- print size: 12" x 4.75"
- size: XL
- brand: Gildan, heavy blend men's sweats
Major: Radio '21
Artist Statement: Osa North Panther garments are new for FALL 20. The sweatshirt is screened by hand.
I am a student artist at Columbia College Chicago. I am constantly inspired by the world that surrounds us and also the work we make as a response. One of the things that interests me about ShopColumbia is the community it has created since 2008 both, locally and on a national scale. Connecting people together and problems solving are values I would like to echo throughout the art I make. Historically I have worn my merchandise for the August 2020 issue of Chicago Reader. I have also appeared on Fox 32 News circa April 2018. Roc Nation is my most recent partnership where we worked with Chicago artist, Vic Mensa, on his visual album.
Using different substrates to print garments like direct to garment, embroidering, and screen printing are a few of the ways I execute my art. My most recent collection of garments were screen printed with black, white, and red ink. Blank hoodies and t – shirts are ordered from Champion or Gilden. These companies facilitate the process of printing merchandise. My garments are listed at my website, osanorth.bigcartel.com, and I use this as my medium for selling. Other mediums to reach customers include Instagram, snapchat, and twitter.
After printing these graphic designs, my work as a student artist continues to be more complex. Whereas making a sustainable living from art is a common destination for artists, I want to enhance the experience of having art and what a customer feels after consuming it. Why should you buy this hoodie or skully? Why would you not want an osa north piece in your gallery?