DazzleSmack Mellon, Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY, 2014
This series of wall installations is inspired by dazzle patterning, a style of WWI naval camouflage. To confuse the enemy's attempts to determine the size, speed, and direction of a ship, it was painted in intersecting graphic patterns, often in bold colors. With the invention of sonar, such visual based camouflage fell into disuse.
For my first large-scale tape installation, I covered the entire gallery at Smack Mellon in brightly colored tape, applying dazzle camouflage to corporate logos and pictographic imagery. The array of disorienting patterns both obscure and delineate the graphic symbols.