Roll over the image to see it glow. There is no Photoshop trickery here. The first image was taken with the lights on (duh) and the second with a long exposure in the dark.

This project was therapeutic at first, and eventually became something I had to force myself to finish. Kind of like running a yarn marathon.

It’s approximately 48 x 48 inches. Rug “resolution” is about 25 ypi (yarns per inch), so it had to be big to show detail in the image.

I became intrigued with the idea of this type of imagery colliding with a clean home furnishing item. And, I guess I threw in some childhood nostalgia for good measure. The glow-in-the-dark (anyone else have glow-in-the-dark boxes for your baby teeth?), the skull (raised on punk rock) and shag rugs (the 70’s) all remind me of when I was a kid. Why not jam them all together?