Artprize Truck Drawings: El Paso, TX to South Haven, MI

The Penske Truck has made it to Michigan!

This photo was taken this morning in South Haven, I’ve made it to Michigan. More than 1,600 miles and the drawing is building up nicely. 58 more miles to go and then I’m in Grand Rapids at the UICA to present the drawing. Visit for information voting, the main events and more. Up vote: 42661


About Dave Ford

An avid collector of handwritten grocery lists, Dave Ford graduated from Grand Valley State University with a BFA in 1993. Afterward, in typical American folklore fashion, Mr. Ford moved to the art dormitory of the eastern U.S., also known as Williamsburg, Brooklyn. There he continued making art, participated in group shows and began creating his “Truck Drawings.” The drawings, which document the truck’s movement with dozens of pencils, proved to be fruitful and were featured in the sixth edition of Dave Eggers', McSweeneys in 2000. This attention generated several commissioned drawings and with the artist’s subsequent move to El Paso, Texas, long distant drawings to Connecticut and San Francisco became logistically possible. The opportunity to do a live drawing from the El Paso-Juarez Border to Grand Rapids for the Artprize event has re-invigorated the truck idea. Dave Ford is currently living in Evanston, Illinois, where he is working on a Swing Set Drum Kit piece.
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One Response to Artprize Truck Drawings: El Paso, TX to South Haven, MI

  1. teliczan says:

    Good luck at ArtPrize this year, I’m going to be doing some MAJOR blogging about it.

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