* tape drawing

Posted on January 19th, 2011 by maitreya. Filed under Art, Experiments.


We’ve got a plain Jane Ikea cabinet in the living room.  One side is a door and the other side has shelves.  I’ve been trying to come up with a decoration to liven it up.  I initially looked at wall stickers, but nothing was quite what I had in mind.  I was mainly looking at geometric patterns, and the idea hit to draw something myself using the Japanese masking tape Becket got me for my birthday.  After looking for masking tape art on the internet, I wasn’t finding anything easy to imitate.

Enter inspiration: I just recently came across Anika Mari‘s artwork. I especially like her neat gem/crystalline/geometric sketches (apparently her dad’s a geologist!)

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Her watercolors are pretty great too.

This one is the one that got me to try something out myself.  I made the concentric angular rings, and then connected the nodes.

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Hmm, looks pretty amateur.  As you can tell, the couch is right next to it, so you could see every little piece and where the ends overlapped.

I think the idea could work, but I ended up finding a good enough wall sticker instead.  I’ll let you know how it turns out.



2 Responses to “tape drawing”

  1. anika Says:

    How am i just discovering this now? I guess I should thank WordPress for adding a little “incoming links” section! Thanks so much for mentioning me & my work! I like your idea of taking the geometric shapes onto a piece of furniture, and I think it’s really cool that I provided the inspiration. Your blog is really awesome; I’ll definitely be following along in the future!

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