I was getting frustrated with my seahorse design for a few reasons, both technological and conceptual. The material didn’t work well with the design. But I found I was more interested in the the denim I was using than the seahorse. I really liked the way the detached denim leg looked stapled to the masonite board. It looked like a canvas for a painting or something.
The seahorse shapes that I was trying to cut looked like cartoon faces. This was part of my inspiration. I also looked at a lot of John Baldessari images. Then I drew something. Here’s part of my brainstorm process.
And here is the first in what I think will be a series, called 1% Inspiration 99% Perspiration.
I thought about adding layers with flaps and more drawings but I don’t think that would actually work. I want to do a series with different designs.