One day he came across a video of a guy doing art on a wall completely out of tape. It was a unique concept for us because the land lord would not allow us to paint our walls. Being as rebellious as students at BYU could be, we decided to skirt around the "No Paint" policy by decorating our walls with painter's tape.
My roommate quickly threw up an image of a Vespa, Mao Zedong, and The Birth of Venus. The Birth of Venus was particularly fitting because while we considered it art, many people considered it porn. Considering the outline of a naked woman on our wall in conjunction with a 2 foot tall statue of Michelangelo's David that stood next to the TV and a print of an amazing piece by Dali of a possibly topless woman that hung above the TV, people quickly discovered that our apartment may not be friendly to the run-of-the-mill BYU student.
While I loved the tape art on our wall, simply for its success in weeding out potential visitors, I enjoyed the idea of using it as decoration. The idea began to stir in my mind, which eventually led to using the painter's tape for pieces of my own.