2018, mixed media, 12.5” x 20” x 5”
I started this piece by gutting a book and overlaying different sheets of wallpaper inside. I have created a slightly obscured image of a self-portrait by choosing wallpaper with various textures, patterns, and tones. Because I desired the overwhelming abundance of patterns instead of a clean white border, I also collaged wallpapers to border the image; I chose blue to contrast with the red tones of the wallpapers used in the face. I decided to display them in a tunnel book with an accordion binding to create depth through experimentation with different shadows and lighting.