GrapeJellyCarpetRide. It’s not what you think – or is it?
Doug’s grandmother was an illustrator. Doug’s mom was an illustrator. Doug’s dad was an illustrator. You can imagine their surprise when Doug developed a knack for the artistic sport. Undoubtedly influenced, but never pressured, Doug showed creative aptitude at an early age.
Amidst the freshman frenzy of his first years at the College for Creative Studies, Doug started sketching. The sketches started as travel journals as Doug backpacked, camped and hiked in the U.S. and beyond. Soon the location-based drawings transformed to an eclectic, collage-type form of art Doug calls “crapbooking.”
Doug began sharing his work with others about two years ago. He’s put together a few shows including a large one in New York with over 400 images. “Putting a show together is a lot of work and pressure,” says Doug. “It sounds cliché, but doing the art is more about my own self-satisfaction.”
Unable to identify a favorite image or series, Doug shelves most of his “Mad-Magazine-esque” sketchbooks at home. He’s happy to share them with friends, but don’t expect any books anytime soon.
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