Sketchwave Series, No. 77

  • Size: 14″ x 14″ x 1.5″
  • Substrate: Canvas
  • Medium: Oil pen on Acrylic

At first my attention to the “Children of the 1980’s” series focused purely on what resonated nostalgically to me, which was video games. After 8 bit Mickey and the arcade versions thereafter, my brain strained to think about the 80’s, its aesthetic, and how it translated into this series. After “Pink Bermuda”, a piece based in the “Geometric Spectrum” series. my head erupted  into many ideas focusing on the fashions inspired from the “Memphis Milano” collective.

This piece, entitled “1987” is about 1980’s ready to wear fashion, and more specifically, clothes that I wore back in my days in Elementary and Middle School in Georgia. I picked patterns from my clothes from “Chip and Pepper”, “Bugle Boy”, “Ocean Pacific”, and the MANY MANY combinations from my “Jams” shirt/shorts combos. The great part about this era was that you could be colorblind, and any combination, whether it matched or contrasted, made a eyesore of a fashion statement that worked.  This piece revolves around multicolored ‘racetrack checker flag’ designs encased in explosions around geometric shapes that float in designated controlled fields.

Overall  this conveys the ultimate design of the 1980’s within this series.


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