ephemeral

Turbine Descending A Staircase

  • May 17, 2016
Turbine Descending A Staircase

Decided to do a radical freestanding remix of the sculpture Acceleration Still. Completely spontaneous, no pre-planning and/or fabricating of interior armature, similar to how I approach my outdoor works (ya work with what ya got.) All part of my recombinant painting, sculpture, installation series, where the work is remixable, intermixable, and infinitely unfinished. The original A/S painting (original flat arrangement of the sculpture, and which will never be seen) is 27 x 16', 300 aluminum panels. This iteration actually references the interior content, which is a butterfly wing composed...

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Snow Graffiti

  • February 23, 2016
Snow Graffiti

75' x 22'. Research for outdoor ephemeral project 5X this size (and for indoor one on sand, 1/2 this scale.)

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Digital Ash

  • February 14, 2016
Digital Ash

A 75' installation, ash on snow. The first version (see image below) of these were about 30' long, on a frozen lake. They are a combination of buddhist sand mandalas, graffiti, and sumi-e ink paintings. More planned. Below are some previous ash/snow works:

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Do Not Not Touch

  • September 22, 2014
Do Not Not Touch

Above: “Verdigris DNNT”  36 x 24". 20,000'' copper wire over acrylic on aluminum. Comes with a “Touching Must Be Allowed” contract. Transformation has always been a constant in my work: from the accretion paintings and changeable sculptures (using recombinant panels or sliced sections to remix and intermix works), to the use of iridescent paint which color-shifts at oblique angles, to the use of reflective materials that incorporate the surrounding colors, to the use of luminescent-paint with 'reveals' post-lighting; to ephemeral outdoor works that melt/decay with the weather......

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Indigoicicle

  • February 18, 2014
Indigoicicle

No talk, just image.  Other outdoor works, snohenge and drawalkings HERE.

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Another Frost Song

  • January 22, 2014
Another Frost Song

Above: honeycomb, song, frost. Hand warmed, breath blown, weather grown. From a bee home, through a piano roll, onto a cottage window. Piano-roll blown song is "i could've danced all night". Breath is "mint". Frost is organic. And free range. Part of my ongoing outdoor ephemeral series: 1, 2, 3, See also this post for ash & snow, sun & ice failworks. More in the series below. Prints available.

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Ash & Ice, Sun & Snow, Wind & Wood, Fail & Fun

  • January 11, 2014
Ash & Ice, Sun & Snow, Wind & Wood, Fail & Fun

Successing the fail. The idea was to glitch some lace, use it as a stencil, with fireplace ash as spray paint, and white snow on the lake as the canvas. I limited my tools: sifter, fabric, bag of ash, a cardboard box. (Later allowed some broken branches into the mix). The cardboard was to add some linear elements and rectilinear knockouts -- my only condition was that it sorta had to have a digital look to it. Doing art outside solidly puts you back in your skin, and  attunes you to nature: you feel the wind (for the direction of the falling ash), observe incoming clouds (for how they’ll...

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Drawalkings & (s)no henge

  • January 4, 2011
Drawalkings & (s)no henge

Some para-studio work (or oxymoronically, holiday work.) A series of spontaneous earth/weatherworks, made for the sake of... making & moving. Done by walking, lifting, shuffling, skating, throwing, sliding, kicking, and snowangel-ing, while using ice, shadows, snow, sticks, skates, wind, fog and sun. Most are many hundreds of feet in size. Don’t know if anyone saw them. (Don’t care.) Some were documented, some weren’t. Don’t know how long any of them lasted, but one thing’s for sure: they’re all gone now.

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