|johns and the security envelope patterns
This simple motif, today protecting our commercial security and personal privacy, is already widespread in art. Jasper Johns was famously inspired to paint his well-known cross-hatch works either by Edvard Munch’s self-portrait, a painted tree, or a painted truck, depending whom you consult, the abundance of likely stories proving how widespread the motif is. The Rarrk London festival of Fall 2007 was not only dedicated to the cross-hatch works of aboriginal artists, but took its name from the aboriginal word for cross-hatching. Samuel Namunjdja (b. 1965) for example presented a series of Johns-like works in red ochre on bark (e.g., Gungura, 2007). This basic idea is obviously both universal and popular.