Fluffy Pom Pom Flemish Print Redecoration Project


Fluffy Pom Pom Redecoration Project (1997-2002) represents part of an ongoing interest in creating instructional works which invite the viewer to participate in the construction and reinterpretation of art objects, science projects, philosophical premises, websites, cultural precepts, bodily functions and various other feats. These works utilizes a broad range of artistic practice from painting and mixed media to computer imaging, video and installation. I am interested the unstable multivalent status of contemporary cultural products (including electronic and art objects), specifically, how they shift in usage and interpretation, from the scientific to the entertaining, the legal to the sensual, from the personal to the political, or from the aesthetic to the instructional.

The “Fluffy Pom Pom Flemish Print Redecoration Project” originated in 1997 as an installation of 15 reframed inkjet print editions ranging from 7.5" x 11.5" to 38" x 48," generated by the project, installed with wall sconce, antique table and video monitor with instructional video 12 minutes long. Each print resulted from a redecoration process involving the distribution of colored pom poms across the surface of a suite of 18th century Dutch prints previously decorating a colonial living room. There is an important aesthetic strategy developed for each composition based on the print's subject matter. The resulting new compositions are then scanned and digitally reprinted for hanging in a revitalized interior. Prints are reprinted in editions of 10 using Iris Inkjet , Epson 9500 and Epson 1520. They are signed, numbered and dated at the time of printing.

installation and prints
instructional video