2.08.2014

Wallpaper


It has been awhile since I've used my wallpaper patterns; many of my recent works have featured clear blue skies.  In the past, I've gridded out my patterns on graph paper and transferred them to my drawing surface using a lightbox.  This design was created freehand and in losing the structure of the gridded images, it feels more alive.

The repeated shapes and colors are a loose interpretation of the shell-like wallpaper that covered the walls in my Grandma's kitchen when I was growing up.  A warm peach, punctuated by pale green.  There is a stack of it, neatly folded and carefully stored in my studio; it makes me feel closer to home every time I look at it.

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