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Doodle to Patterned Wallpaper
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My artwork typically starts with a doodle. Whether it’s a digital print or an animation, the beginning stages of the piece starts with a tiny drawing that is reworked and refined until it’s just right for final production. The quick and unplanned nature of a doodle usually leads to unexpected outcomes that explore my personal questions about visual culture, cultural artifacts and identity. Aside from resulting in digital drawings or screen-prints that document and reflect my unique perspective on the world, for me, the act of doodling is also a form of meditation. When I’m in my studio with paper and my favorite Uniball pen, I am completely in the moment – simply capturing a thought or an idea.
For the 2015 Workshop Residency Competition I am interested in furthering the exploration of my doodles and how they transform in large-scale applications. The project I am proposing is to produce a small collection of limited edition screen-printed accent wallpapers. Within the collection, I am excited to create a design that would allow the viewer to color in the drawing before or after hanging the paper on the wall. The wallpaper designs would bring together my love for patterns, cultural motifs, doodling, and creating artwork that others can personalize for their space.
The core objectives for the proposed project are to:
• Produce a series of wallpapers with graphic doodles inspired by visual culture and current events.
• Experiment with scale, and apply the doodles to interior surfaces, which will engage the viewer in a new way from my previous works.
• Develop a workshop that will teach and inspire others to translate their own doodles into a wearable, an object, or art piece. And/or work with workshop attendees on coloring in a series of doodles I create.
• Week 1: collect inspiration; explore the neighborhood; interact with locals; write curriculum for workshop; and begin initial doodles
• Week 2: finalize doodles and begin developing wallpaper patterns; finalize designs; and brainstorm ideas for packaging
• Week 3: begin production for wallpaper and packaging
• Week 4: finalize production and present workshop
Being a resident artist for the 2015 Workshop Residency will allow me to further develop my drawing style and explore different forms of application, while engaging with a new community that is sure to inspire the work I create. I hope you will consider me for this opportunity.