In an ongoing series of installations, LA-based visual artist Darel Carey uses strips of black electrical tape in line sequences of varied configurations to create an illusion of dimension.
In the timelapse sequences embedded below you can get a feel for the meditative and time-consuming nature of Carey’s work. On a recent Facebook post, Carey reflects:
People sometimes ask me why I take the time to tape individual lines when I can just create a wallpaper, or paint a projection. There are many reasons to me, just to name a few:
– I enjoy the organic process of how the lines shape the space in ways I can’t always predict
– it would change the context of what I’m doing (although not with this work, I can conceive of situations where I might use wallpaper in an art installation)
– it’s meditative, and exciting to anticipate how the final installation will look and feel
– it’s more interesting, so why not?
Below you will find stills and timelapses of Carey’s tape art installations. For more, be sure to check him out at the links below.