Mariposa Grove 2 is the latest piece in my Forest Surfaces Series. The recycled beverage cans in this piece are coated with inkAID Type ll precoat before printing with my Epson Stylus PRO4800.
Meriposa Grove measures 81″ x 36″ and is composed of 146 cans.
The squares of cans are pieced with 3 layers. Each squares bottom layer is half of a can, the middle is crocheted 28 gauge steel wire, the top layer is a half of a can that is cut in 4 pieces and then wired to all the layers with 24 gauge copper wire. The squares and other can pieces are assembled with 24 gauge copper wire. There are detail pictures in my post of January 15, 2010-Assembling Digital Prints on Beverage Cans.
Also there is a video update on printing the cans and how I assembled them in my blog post of January 20, 2010- Recycle a Beverage Can to a Digital Print-Video Update.