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Home Beautiful / Taste Anxiety

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  • Home Beautiful / Taste Anxiety
    Senior Thesis Show
  • For my senior thesis I decided to create an installation inspired by the current trends in D-I-Y and textile design and their effect on traditions of craft. I wanted to gain a deeper understanding of what qualities made an object desirable one season and not the other and whether there was a genuine difference between the craftsperson and the artist, the illustrator and the designer and then the artist and someone who follows a design blog and recreates those pieces at home, propelling not just the success of the D-I-Y based blog but also the spread of a certain aesthetic. 

    I created this room and I like that it looks not very different from what you may see in an interior decoration magazine that dictates trends. I love that you need an artist statement to make this 'fine art'. The ambiguity is revealing of the nature of the informed viewer who seeks tags and specific qualities to divide what he or she sees into recognisable disciplines.

    The wallpaper consists of a 180 sheets of screen printed paper. The cushions are handmade, the furniture hand painted and decorated with fabric (with the help of fusible webbing). Everything else is from Goodwill, spray painted gold.

    Photo Documention by Kelsey McClellan & Marcus Morris
    Video by Alex Trimpe