Artist Projects

Stacking Logics

Christine Tarkowski

Stacking Logics is a series of twelve wallpapers, each with photographically repeating patterns that are derived from building methods that involve harvested agricultural materials such as rammed earth, woven reed, hay bales, corn cribs, and cinder blocks. The wallpapers are created with a technique called “Thermo-Forming,” also known as “vacuum forming.” The thermo-formed work in the Stacking Logics Project is produced as three-dimensional relief tiles. The work is photographically screen printed imagery onto plastics and styreens. The printed plastic substrate is heated and then “sucked” onto a three-dimensional master form. The relief of the form is transferred to the plastic, and echoed in the imagery of the screen print.