As part of the Terrain Biennial 2019, I’ve installed a wheatpaste mural on the side of the Evanston Art Center building. With the help and advocacy of Anne Hayden Stevens and Mat Rappaport, the project will be on view through the winter.
Being heavily influenced by punk culture and street style, I approach large-scale surfaces (like a mural wall) the same way I approach decorating punk jackets and designing zine layouts. A mixture of DIY-style graphics, personal iconography based loosely on doodles, and the physicality of cutting and pasting culminate playfully in this mural titled "Doodle IRL". Recently, Virgil Abloh moved the Louis Vuitton pop-up into town that was covered in an all-over pattern with the company's signature logo. This is my response to the spectacle of the all-over patterned building, but in my own style. Wheatpaste, with its history in countercultural graffiti and guerrilla art, was used to facilitate this mural. Large-scale Xerox printouts were pieced together and pasted with wheatpaste to create a loose backdrop for skate videos, selfies, and however the public chooses to interact with the piece.