This project was inspired by a humongous pile of scrap cardboard, mostly in the form of irregular boxes rejected by their manufacturer.
One of my goals was to transform this humongous pile of scrap cardboard into a limited edition of serious work. In an attempt to push the idea of art towards acts of engagement, this series was designed to be affordable for anybody who might want to own one. Lots of it was even given away.
As a screen printer, I am lucky enough to have the means of reproduction to make this sort of thing work. However within the context of the complicated balance between mass reproduction and perceived value, what I am really interested in doing here is skewing the traditional supply-demand relationship. If the notion that art is valuable because it is unique doesn’t sit well, why not invert that idea to create value from a series of multiples that are cheap? In short, I wanted this series to seem absurdly affordable.
My second goal was to continue printing on unconventional surfaces. These pieces were not designed to be framed nor necessarily even be treated well. This cardboard will begin to fade almost as soon as it is exposed to light, its edges are unfinished, and it will surely age faster than you or I. In these ways, the pieces themselves resemble the delicate scenes of a city in flux that they depict.