installation

Crystalline Machine Hurricane Rain

  • February 16, 2020
Crystalline Machine Hurricane Rain

This work came from a dream where it was raining words. As each drop hit your skin you felt its meaning. A storm was Shakespearean, a shower haikus. A hurricane the library of Alexandria, lived in a deluge. All the works in the series -- hybrids of painting, drawing, collage, installation and sculpture -- have very complex bas-relief forms (architectonic, crystalline, and organic) with linear and smeared color on reflective surfaces  that optically shift with the changing light of day (or season, or room), and flatten and expand in depth due to the angle of viewing.  Each painting or on-the-wall...

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Installation as Tsunami (CRISPR SCULPTR v.XI)

  • April 21, 2019
Installation as Tsunami (CRISPR SCULPTR v.XI)

Artwork as tsunami, ice age, desert dunes, mud slide, rising sea level. Art as anthropocene. Sculptures submerged by an encroaching installation (an iteration of CRISPR SCULPTR installation done Banff Centre).  The installation moves, over weeks, through a group exhibition or institutional collection, around and through other works, inexorable. This iteration only exists in relation to other works. It frames, enhances, barricades other work. Artwork as migration. Seen in terms of migration, the work creates treaties, negotiations, agreement, communication,  compromises, solutions re: borders,...

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Infecting installation, spliced cyanotypes & dangerous sculptures

  • April 2, 2019
Infecting installation, spliced cyanotypes & dangerous sculptures

A long, skinny painting that connects all the art in the space like a neural network. An installation that infects  the exhibition, its colorful component parts migrating over time through and around the other works, framing, enhancing, colonizing, barricading them. A massive wall painting to be decentralized over time, its 30 parts moving out globally, to flow back for exhibition every 10 years, a murmuration that builds narratives and networks over decades. A dangerous painting. An even more dangerous sculpture. A series of resequenced and genetically modified paintings. Works made with...

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Collage

  • March 22, 2019
Collage

For the record, a survey of my early collages, and their evolution till today. The paper ones were made and exhibited in Tokyo, LA, Toronto. The series (style) began in 1987. The concept came fully-formed in a daydream while sitting at Shinjuku station: slice images to strip them to their core information, and then interleave the images to compress them into dense meanings. It also enabled works using disparate material and juxtapostions of ideas to visually cohere. I have always described these as having a visual rhyme scheme, A/B/A/B/C/C.   Poetry, music, and DNA. Most carefully composed,...

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Dangerous Sculpture

  • February 22, 2019
Dangerous Sculpture

A dangerous sculpture, a reverse St. Sebastian, a psychedelic sea urchin: (Stay tuned for the large wall version)

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Snow Collage IV – Ash, Snow, Bulrush, Wind

  • January 7, 2019
Snow Collage IV – Ash, Snow, Bulrush, Wind

Composed from ash and wind on snow (a charcoalotype?), an ephemeral outdoor installation, an annual tradition. This one is about 15' diameter. (Previous ones, 30', here, and here, and some snow graffiti here.) 8 hours + to make; 8 minutes to disappear (it rained shortly after completion). Gone like the year. Indoor version in the works:  ash or graphite on sand, larger in scale and longer lived. (Prints available).         Other works in this series: And earlier:

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insider studio view

  • November 27, 2018
insider studio view

Studio views, new works, developing works, see below for some images, (fast glance video at bottom): -CRISPR installation, first time on wall (about half of it); web work (painting as drawing as sculpture as installation that connects rooms and floors, view on two sides of wall); 1/10 of recombinant cement painting/installation, as tower; -IOTA, decentralized painting (floor, table, wall) to exist as single work across large geographical area; iota sculpture (painting in 1000 parts) 2 views; -40+ works on paper, two walls -a few from the CRISPR paintings, series of spliced works -two smaller...

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Art Troll and geoDNA

  • September 19, 2018
Art Troll and geoDNA

Art troll?  Here's how I ended up working (lurking), in inclement weather, under a low bridge... with a racoon. Some of my current explorations involve creating visual DNA en plein air at disparate locations  (ultimately to be done coast to coast to coast across Canada, then other countries) and combining them together. Hundreds of paintings will initially be made, and then destroyed, as they are sliced up into pictorial genes which will  be CRISPR'd together into  single complex artworks, paintings made of paintings. The final pieces will be a hybrid of painting, collage and sculpture....

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geotagged painting sculpture installation

  • July 22, 2018
geotagged painting sculpture installation

Installation commission for collector, installed on their ranch. Site specific painting-sculpture, three iterations. Part of an ongoing global megainstallation composed of 'geotagged' recombinant components. Ultimately to be a painting (collage) made from many hundreds of components. K.I.A. 2018

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distributed sculpture, decentralized installation

  • July 3, 2018
distributed sculpture, decentralized installation

The decentralized sculpture / distributed painting idea extended outdoors; hi concept - lo materials, geotagged  by site-specific materials. Many discrete units -- ideally to be thousands -- comprising a larger volumetric painting (sculpture).  Below to be scaled up x 100. Monolith, column, detritus, array, line... developing. Various iterations below, some digital rendering of larger scale versions, then below that some images of CRISPR SCULPTR, a larger distributed sculpture, both real world and mocked up versions.   CRISPR SCULPTR a recombinant...

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