Based on the aesthetics of the 1980s, this collection of prints was created to take that wacky style and update it to 2014.
Jacquard woven, cotton and polyester, 2014.
An exploration in glitch art without using a computer, as well as a comment on how the public image of Lindsay Lohan has been skewed and distorted over the last decade or so.
Unlike most of my previous work, I didn't alter this image from The Parent Trap, besides color reducing it to be woven on the loom. I wanted to see if it was possible to create a glitched image like one would find in a corrupted file, but by hand instead of using coding. While I was weaving and distorting this image, there was no way to see how it looked as a whole. It was a bit of a surprise at the end when it was cut off the loom and hung up, similar to when you finish corrupting a file and view it for the first time.
The public's perception of Lindsay Lohan has been in limbo for quite some time, so I decided to use an image of when she first became well known as a child actress to distort and show how she has changed. There is much debate on her significance in society, but it is my opinion that the fact that people care about her rise or demise shows her importance in today's popular culture.
I'm really interested in self-destructive habits that people have. Many of the most interesting celebrities are so talented but they have one Achilles heel that ends up destroying them. On a smaller scale, we all have our addictions that can have negative outcomes for us.
I wanted to take this concept and make a campy, comedic print collection out of it. I chose an addiction that many of us have as a child and married it with an addiction that people of an older age have. Using pop culture references, as well as things we see in our every day life, I wanted to make these statements funny and nostalgic at the same time.
During the summer of 2013, I did an internship at Aeropostale's corporate headquarters in NYC. It was an amazing learning experience, as I got to apply my skills and fun aesthetic to a more commercial environment, These are some of the prints that were designed by me for the company.