The Soda Jerk Wood Panel Print

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The Soda Jerk Wood Panel Print

155.00

Edition Size: 33
Image Size: 16x12 inches

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Limited edition giclée print of The Soda Jerk from the Jobs of Yesteryear Series. Printed on acid-free paper with archival inks and mounted permanently to a custom-made wood box panel. This print is ready to hang and has the look of the original painting for a fraction of the cost. The Jobs of Yesteryear are thought-provoking conversation pieces that will bring an air of history and whimsy to any room.

Soda jerks operated soda fountains in drugstores and ice cream parlors, serving up flavored soda, water and ice cream sodas. The title came from the jerking action used while working the handle of the soda fountain. Soda jerks reached their peak in the 1940s and the position was highly coveted. As ice cream parlors gave way to the popularity of drive-ins and fast food stand, the soda jerk and his fountain faded into obscurity.

Each original painting is created on stained wood panel using only three colors of acrylic paint, which gives the work a monochromatic theme of warm greys and creams and have the feel of a black and white photograph steeped in history. The long-limbed characters are crafted using hundreds of hand-torn bits of kraft paper collaged on top of watercolor paper and painted with an acrylic wash. A White Castle sign hangs in the background as fast food restaurants ultimately led to diners and the job of the soda jerk becoming nearly obsolete.

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