phoebe washburn: wood walls
phoebe washburn: wood walls phoebe washburn: wood walls
may 21, 2009

phoebe washburn: wood walls

‘wood wall’ by phoebe washburn

american artist phoebe washburn transformed her sculpture work into a series of wallpaper designs for wallpaper lab. the two designs ‘wood wall’ and ‘wood wall as safari vest’ both recall washburn’s found object assemblage art installations. ‘wood wall’ displays a collage of various wood scraps, assembled together in a hodgepodge. ‘wood wall as safari vest’ builds upon the first adding a series of found objects arranged in a very organized fashion on the pattern. both wallpapers give the illusion of depth and a unique character not normally seen in wallpaper. washburn explains, ‘over the years I have collected things thrown out on the streets and into dumpsters on garbage night. in doing this, I have tapped into larger omnipresent and persistent systems driven by industry and consumerism. I have come to realize that the moment I dip into these systems is the very moment that I see clearly an intersection between the ‘art’ and ‘real’ world.’

‘wood wall’ by phoebe washburn

‘wood wall’ by phoebe washburn

‘wood wall as safari vest’ by phoebe washburn

‘wood wall as safari vest’ by phoebe washburn

‘wood wall as safari vest’ by phoebe washburn

  • man… this is wicked awesome. This really has enormous potential. Dig it a lot!

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