Video: Dave Ford’s Truck Drawing Process from Inside the Penske Truck Rental

In this video, Dave Ford is driving a Penske Truck Rental around Grand Rapids, MI, during Art Prize 2010, while a UICA photographer is strapped in the back of the truck.

To create truck drawings, lines accumulate as Ford drives a 12” Penske truck with 100 pencil-tipped water bottle pendulums dancing above the paper lined bed.

Packer Schopf Gallery presents visual artist Dave Ford’s Truck Drawings (Chicago, IL, to Philadelphia, PA, round trip) at the 8th Annual Guerilla Truck Show, Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Fulton Street Market.



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 Video: Dave Ford’s Truck Drawing Process from Inside the Penske Truck Rental

  1. Pingback: Art Event: See Dave Ford’s Truck Drawing at Second Saturdays in Philadelphia | Dave Ford

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