Digitally composted vector-based patterns are my most recent body of work. The images are created from scanned drawings and other physically made marks (ex. cyanotypes, paint), as well as digital renderings. Although I use the same graphics applications commonly associated with advertising and design, rather than selling a consumer upon a particular campaign, I explore money, “getting ahead”, and prosperity in the post-recession landscape.
The patterns collectively explore an uneasiness with the traditional economic benchmarks of adulthood and uncertainty about how to move forward in a world that refuses to play by once expected rules. They are visual manifestations of systemic problems and weave environments of desperation, visual nonsense striving for order.