I’ve always loved wallpaper, and it’s been exciting to see how the craft has been rediscovered and manipulated over the years. Artists like Dan Funderbergh have shown that wallpaper can be more than mere ornamentation; some patterns can convey complex narratives, while others can blur the boundary between mere decoration and provocative art. This installation by artist Beth Katleman is an exciting spacial re-interpretation of a traditional wallpaper motif, and I love it!
Combining rococo elements with pop culture imagery, Beth uses cast porcelain objects to create her vignettes. Mysterious and whimsical, this sculptural wallpaper is a delight to observe both up close and far away. It’s thrilling to see wallpaper re-imagined in this way, and I hope to see more variations on this idea. Perhaps many homes in the future will have three dimensional, interactive, even living wallpaper … wouldn’t that be neat?