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Java Toile
Toner Print on Tyvek
9 sheets, each 144" x 40"
2015
wallpaper pattern
Toner Print on Tyvek
9 sheets, each 144" x 40"
2015
wallpaper pattern
Toner Print on Tyvek
9 sheets, each 144" x 40"
2015
Study for Java Toile (Plantation)
ink on paper
9" x 12"
2014
Study for Java Toile (Monkey)
Ink on paper
9" x 12'
2014
Study for Java Toile (Stupa)
Ink on paper
9" x 12"
2014
Study for Java Toile (Satpam)
Ink on paper
9" x 6"
2015
Study for Java Toile (Kinara)
Ink on paper
9" x 12"
2015
Study for Java Toile (Tusk Tower)
Ink on paper
10" x 10"
2015

Java Toile began as a reaction to and a reimagining of a series of 19th Century European candelabras I saw at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris. These excessively ornate porcelain object were meant to represent the continents. Each one featured a central, robed, female figure sitting on an exotic animal supposedly representative of said continent, flanked by depictions of local flora.