Murals & Installations
I've always been interested in the way that we can combine art with our physical surroundings in a way that's inspiring, unexpected, and brings people closer together.
I think that doing any kind of large-scale art is in itself a way to do that. We're so used to interacting with small screens and what's in front of us that being challenged to interact with a piece of art that's 15 to 20 feet high is actually a very inspiring experience. Here's a collection of installations that I've loved working on over the years.
Starting with Legos
My love affair with physical installation work began in 2014. For Dropbox's Hack Week, I created a 10" installation of layered Legos spelling out the word "hack." It took over 7,600 pieces and I loved the interplay between the pixel art-like format of the Lego contrasted with the swashy, romantic sweep of the script.
Then, A Fantastic Sea
I recently painted this mural with the sole intention of bringing some whimsy and delight to an otherwise bare office setting. It's very inspiring to look up in the middle of the afternoon with tired eyes and see this.
I love the inherent scrappiness of mural-making. Things get messy, we improvise, and at the end is this crazy final thing that towers over you at 15' high.
Special thanks to Australia-based illustrator and muralist Matthew Wong
for his expert guidance and advice on set up!
Original sketch concept — drawn on iPad with Procreate & Adobe Sketch
Dear Future Me,
I created an installation for XOXO called Dear Future Me, in which participants wrote a letter to their future selves that were then hung up. Walking through the installation was at times poignant, heartbreaking, hilarious, sweet, and all too relatable. My goal was to bring people closer to each other and to create a space for self-reflection. The letters will be mailed in a year, creating a ripple of intention outward from the conference itself.