WALLPAPER SCROLLS

2003, 18 X 60", 6 color ink-jet prints

 

 

Wallpaper Scrolls continues an on-going exploration of found wallpaper motifs.  I have been interested in the role of “mass produced aesthetic objects” and how they reflect the eras in which they were produced.  I have been intrigued by the odd flora and fauna inventions and period abstract patterns of wallpapers dating especially from the 1940’s to 1970’s, as well as the gender-based designs for boys’ and girls’ bedrooms.  In a compromise struck with my parents when I was 8 years old, I accepted their choice of butterfly wallpaper only if the overall color was blue and not pink.  The concept of what background design is right for a particular room and function has led to some playful digital experimentations where I bring background to foreground.

 

details:


butterflies


flecks


motif chaos


shells


smear