05/09/2013 10:58 am ET

David Nielsen on the ImageBlog

Checkers is the first piece I did using pre-fab store bought oilboard stencils. I think I used about 130 sets. It's an arduous process that in the end looks like something any kid could produce, you know, theoretically. My work is usually black and white; this is the mint version. 34 x 59". Oil stick and acrylic on panel.