Inspired by media photographs I’ve seen of military trucks carrying nuclear warheads past crowds of stiff foreigners. There are no parades like that in North America, right? I tried to upload this drawing for a t-shirt design in a Threadless contest, but I apparently didn’t understand the formatting procedure because it didn’t upload. I’d like to paint this on an enormous wall (just ask me and I will). I’d like to create this for real, out of foam, and have seven bike riders pedal this on a parade route as a means of addressing a hideous problem humanity faces: the long-term safety of our burdensome nuclear warheads (while it might be a bummer to see seven bicyclists carrying this foam model on their backs, it would encourage discussions about the topic at hand). Cheers!
This visually explains my idea for mailable, unfoldable art. The piece here is constructed of 16 zeroxed pages mounted on a single thick sheet of paper that folds into the size of a standard mailer – painted by hand with gold paint. I constructed a lot of unfoldables while I pursued the concept. Some were hung and left in Chicago and Detroit during the summer of 2015.
Sharpie on 140lb watercolor paper; repurposed cardboard, silver spray paint. 40 inches x 24 inches x 4 inches. “Originally conceived as a stand-alone drawing, possibly for a t-shirt design. Same day I decided to make it into a beer label – I built the beer can out of repurposed cardboard and overall it’s a snappy wall piece.”
I came across Timothy Goodman’s book “Sharpie Art Workshop” this past winter. These pieces are the result of that book’s inspiration to utilize Sharpie markers in order to create new pieces. Aside from challenging myself to explore various styles, I also colored some Sharpie drawings with Prismcolor pencils or latex paint. There are several pieces in this portfolio I hope to someday recreate on large wall spaces. Each 18 in x 24 in on Carson 140lb watercolor paper.
Tessellated 35mm photographs. Sizes vary. 2004 – 2012. Here’s where you can see many of the 35mm photographs I turned into tessellations over the course of 8 years: http://www.christophershoup.zenfolio.com