Michele Montalbano
A Kind of Debased Romanesque with Delirium Tremems (Detail)As If It Knew What A Vicious Influence It HadAs if it knew what a vicious influence it had.
( detail)(Detail)The Faint Figure Behind Seemed To Shake The Pattern.
(Detail)The Interminable Grotesques Seem To Form Around A Common CenterOne Of Those Flamboyant Patterns Committing Every Artistic SinThe Faint Figure Behind Seemed To Shake The Pattern.
The Yellow Wallpaper
This body of work takes inspiration from a number of diverse sources which influence the concept as well as the formal aspects of the project.

In the short story, The Yellow Wallpaper, written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman in 1890, a woman suffering from depression sees frightful, nightmarish shapes in the patterns of her yellow wallpapered room.

This installation plays with the idea of apophenia, a phenomenon in which one sees recognizable shapes in repeating patterns. Our brains make spontaneous associations between unconnected images and weave meaning into those connections that sometimes leads to a more interesting or beautiful image.