The Wallpaper, Obsessing and The Importance of Keeping Busy
I’m obsessing about making this wallpaper. Started it 4 years ago…and it just won’t leave me alone.
So just when I thought about putting this idea to rest, along comes this artist that tells me about the importance of making something that is divergent from a regular working process. Even a flower arrangement can serve a purpose if it keeps you busy and feeds you new ideas.
I originally started by photographing the printed flowers off a vintage dinner plate and rearranging the parts into a linear patterned wallpaper.
After making a linear pattern I reworked the design into this crazy massive flower arrangement. I just hated that the flowers were acting so decent and I though it would be great to have them misbehave into something organic. So I’m arranging this non-ending oval. Taking apart the pieces, changing the sizes and skewing the perspectives. I just added some lighter faded parts in the back. I’m thinking about adding some flies to the composition but not really sure.
Every year I read “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. There is something so weird about this story of a woman who obsesses about the wallpaper in a room. She starts to go crazy and peels away incessantly at the wallpaper to keep herself busy.