Digitally designed. Handcrafted.
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My first experience seeing tape drawing was in my early twenties when I was taking continuing education classes at Art Center College of Design at night in art direction and drawing. I would walk through the halls and see the automotive design students’ amazingly smooth drawings of actual-size cars taped directly on the walls.
At the same time I had a job at an architecture firm in Los Angeles where I would do tasks such as deliver mail, build desks for new employees out of doors, paint walls, send faxes, and one of my favorites – tape around the edges of presentation boards for the interior design department with black tape on white foamcore to create a professional-looking border. They were very precise in how they wanted it done. The corners had to be perfect and cut at a 45 degree angle with an X-ACTO knife. I had no idea I would actually find the process pleasurable.
I am very excited to create physical versions of my digital art using crepe paper graphic tape on glass or vinyl! These are not exact replicas of my digital art. These are unique handmade interpretations with all of their differences and human flaws.
There are three versions available:
1) 1/32 inch wide tape with hand-cut optically clear polyester color films adhered to back of 12×12 inch transparent glass with tape on front of glass.
2) 1/16 inch wide tape alone on 12×12 inch white glass with metal back (thick matte black lines on glossy white background).
Everything is hand-cut/hand-taped by me with my signature etched in the glass.
3) Stickers (pack of 3) made with 1/16 inch wide tape on color vinyl cutouts (not printed on color – the vinyl is the color) adhered to a 3×3 inch white vinyl backing sticker. Colors are randomly selected.
These artworks are currently for sale at ericpetersen.bigcartel.com. If you are interested in other pieces, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.