Ten Mary Adam, 7 zeroxed pages on large paper, installation views.
This visually explains my idea for mailable, unfoldable art. The piece here is constructed of 16 zeroxed pages mounted on a single thick sheet of paper that folds into the size of a standard mailer – painted by hand with gold paint. I constructed a lot of unfoldables while I pursued the concept. Some were hung and left in Chicago and Detroit during the summer of 2015.
Sharpie on 140lb watercolor paper; repurposed cardboard, silver spray paint. 40 inches x 24 inches x 4 inches. “Originally conceived as a stand-alone drawing, possibly for a t-shirt design. Same day I decided to make it into a beer label – I built the beer can out of repurposed cardboard and overall it’s a snappy wall piece.”
I came across Timothy Goodman’s book “Sharpie Art Workshop” this past winter. These pieces are the result of that book’s inspiration to utilize Sharpie markers in order to create new pieces. Aside from challenging myself to explore various styles, I also colored some Sharpie drawings with Prismcolor pencils or latex paint. There are several pieces in this portfolio I hope to someday recreate on large wall spaces. Each 18 in x 24 in on Carson 140lb watercolor paper.
Tessellated 35mm photographs. Sizes vary. 2004 – 2012. Here’s where you can see many of the 35mm photographs I turned into tessellations over the course of 8 years: http://www.christophershoup.zenfolio.com
Latex, oil on oak panel. 24 x 48 inches. 2015.