Tesselescence (Lemon)

Tesselescence (Lemon)

Silk screen, lacquer, salvaged print of painting_39” x 32”_2015

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Tesselescence (Beach House II)

Tesselescence (Beach House II)

Oil on acrylic, salvaged print of painting_20” x 16”_2016

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Tesselescence (Liz Shepherd/Janne Gallerie)

Tesselescence (Liz Shepherd/Janne Gallerie)

Foil, salvaged print of painting_36” x 24”_2015

Tesselescence is a developing series paintings, prints and installations made by applying a responsive custom bitmap of a cube tessellation to images ranging from found and trashed home décor to site-specific imagery. The source object for these works has in some way been exhausted – perhaps it is boring, dated, unwanted, or designed for quick consumption. In contrast, the cube tessellation (also known as a ‘tumbling block’ and ‘rhombille’ pattern) feels timeless. Found in diverse sources ranging from ancient medieval tile and Minimalist sculpture to quiltmaking patterns and contemporary advertising, this pattern is a cultural signifier of both the modern and the perpetual. Used in this way, the rhombille pattern serves to both ‘update’ the original image, and promote its longstanding relevancy as an attempt to symbolically suspend degradation and obsolescence.