Friday, September 9, 2011

Scribble Wall..Ashwan art, blast from the past

I was diggin in the image crates recently with a mentor and friend and came across this photo. It is a shot of one of my early 'scribble' walls, worked on in the late 90's while at the Art Institute of Chicago. It is about 12ft wide. These things had a real physical presence. They literally were walls. This one originally had speakers inside that played back the sounds that had been made during the construction process. I eventually left these out though as it really didn't add anything. The sounds went on to become independent pieces in their own right, unfortunately captured on DAT tape... who has DAT these days????