District Dazzle

District Dazzle is series of watercolor and colored pencil works using dazzle painting techniques dating to the enlistment of Cubist painters into the World War I effort. The technique, originally applied to obscuring the movement of large battleships at sea, incorporates bold lines and shapes to break up ship outlines and confuse their speed and direction, making targeting difficult for the enemy.

I am using my version of the dazzle technique as protective camouflage for Washington, DC’s cultural institutions in this time of change and instability.