Below are snapshots of Chris Style’s potato print project, created from potatoes grown in the potato patch planted by Larry Smith outside of the University Union East Entrance. For a more complete picture of the project, you can check out Chris’ slide show.

Students in Style’s Intro., Intermediate, and Adv. Printmaking courses took part in a potato print workshop. Potatoes were harvested, cut using various tools, rolled up with ink, and stamped onto cotton towels, pillow shams, and paper. Besides printing from the carved potatoes, they also printed the potato plant and roots, by rolling it up in ink and putting it through the printing press. The potato prints on paper will be scanned and used by Style in the Potato Project Zine. Potatoes are inspiration as well as sustenance.

The entire potato patch will be harvested on October 24 at 1:00. Larry Smith and Chris Style are working with the University Union kitchen staff to cook up potato soup to share with the campus community.

Potato Patch photo collage by Christine Style