It's been a truly eventful summer on this end, and in addition to hosting several rounds of guests, making numerous out-of-town trips and exhibiting work in multiple locations around Seattle, I also got to realize one of my long-time goals: to create a wallpaper for The Fox is Black.
This has been one of my favorite design websites for several years now, and I've always admired the breadth and quality of the work showcased in such a clean, elegant way. The creator and contributors do a stunning amount of work to highlight some of the most interesting art, illustration, architecture and branding to be found.
After years of yearning working up the nerve to submit myself for consideration, I finally answered a call put out by Editor-inChief Bobby Solomon. And of course, I was completely thrilled when he accepted. I spent the next few months juggling jobs, exhibits and house guests to create this piece.
I’ve been very fortunate to take a few trips to Greece, Turkey and Italy over the past few years. My boyfriend’s family is Greek, so I’ve received the authentic Mediterranean treatment alongside the typical tourist runaround, which has left me with a strong connection to these places.
There’s nothing I love more than an afternoon break following a long morning of sightseeing, kicking back on the cobblestones of a busy plaza. It’s one of the best ways I’ve found to fully appreciate the exhilaration and exhaustion that comes with foreign travel. This piece combines a few of my favorite cities, particularly Istanbul, Athens and Siena.
The wallpaper is modified to fit several different screen sizes, including the iphone and iPad (shown here). Go download it, already!