More from the Department of Art Made from Unusual Objects:
Mark Khaisman uses layers brown package tape on Plexiglas to create haunting figures inspired by “the classics,” like the one at right, Space of Suspense #5 (packaging tape on clear plastic, 24×24).
I e-mailed him to find out how in the world he got the notion to use package tape as a medium. He wrote back:
“For years I have been painting glass on the light easel, seeing painting as a process of shading light. I invented my tape technique merely as a more effective way of patching light. This is poor man’s stained glass, but tape suddenly makes it more alive. It wasn’t a medium for art until I decided it was; then it was.”