Meet the Vendor – Tripper Dungan + Giveaway
Who are you and what do you do?
I am Tripper Dungan, and I make 3D paintings. You can find me here.
What’s the latest thing you’ve been working on?
I’ve been working on smaller paintings that have more of a narrative to them. I’d like to think my bigger paintings generally tell a story or two, but the smaller ones, be they a hotdog or a duck head, are typically more iconic. I just like the thought of bringing a sense of place and event into my smaller work.
Any new exciting news you’d like to share with our readers?
I cut my beard.
What was your first memory of making something?
Maybe not the first, but I remember making dioramas as a kid with an old shoeboxs. One was kind of a war scene with a jeep and a paper bag crumpled up and glued to the bottom of the inside of the box as the ground. I think it was inspired by the model railroad and model airplanes my dad would build.
How far will you be traveling to come to UCU?
I will be traveling the 3 hours (well more like 5 at the time I leave) up the 5 from sun soaked Portland Oregon.
What do you love most about craft show vending?
I really love talking to people. I realize I’m putting a lot of myself out there with my art, but its great to hear what people connect with and the stories that come up when they see what I do.
How did you get started in your business?
I was going to college for art and realized I was to busy making art and selling at cafes and galleries to stay in collage so I quit. It as been tough, but it is all I ever want to do so I feel pretty lucky to have found art.
What’s your favorite item that you sell?
I love my painting, but a new item I am excited about is my Donut t shirt! It’s got this hairy donut guy thats carrying a cup of coffee in a rainbow mug. I will be giving one away to one lucky winner. Good luck.
Donut T-Shirt Designed by Tipper Duggan
To enter this drawing, share your favorite donut shop by December 3rd. Be sure to include your first name and email address so we can let our winners know where to pick up prizes at the UCU Winter Show.