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No Hear Hear, No There There

  • October 11, 2016
No Hear Hear, No There There

This work fuses the silver palimpsest series with some of my text series, as well as my linear mandala/DNA spectrogram/sliced collage approach. It's also transtemporal -- there is a complex bas-relief texture of a Victorian petit point motto that reveals beneath the 21st century material. (The reflective quality of which allows the colors in the room, or the viewer, to resolve/dissolve into the piece. It also creates a shifting or unstable optical appearance as one moves around the work, with the different textures or sections luminescing at different angles or time of day.) The text...

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Glitch Graffiti

  • September 22, 2013
Glitch Graffiti

“NullPunk” mixed media on aluminum 60” x 32” Highly detailed bas-relief texture, paint enlayered with zero-point toroids,  valence bonds, quantum dot arrays, electron envelopes, crystalline grids, atomic shells... and lightning bolts. Didn’t add any firecrackers though. Inspired by a dream where I was to “wave the grid”. (The dream image was of a fractal/organic shape forming over a 3D grid; feeling was that the grid was 20th century, the wave is 21st). © K.I.A.

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kankan

  • August 13, 2013
kankan

“kankan” by K.I.A. Mixed media on aluminum, 20” x 20” A smaller work, supersized later. Lots of new work, new series, not yet posted, bigger. Viewing by request; email. Another small work in the series...:

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In Everyone’s head Juliet

  • June 22, 2013
In Everyone’s head Juliet

In everyone’s head Juliet looks different. How much to reveal, how much to conceal? My recent paintings, which are enveiled in stainless-steel, barely show their images through the metal threading -- and in certain lighting, the reflectivity of the steel nearly obliviates what lies beneath. “Read between the lines”, literally. Previous works too: hidden layers & encoded information. Painting as a suggestion, as poem; the viewer finishes each piece in their own head. Post-creation, these writings were to give insight to some of the ideas embedded in each of my works... but they’ve...

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Inna City Stooda House

  • January 16, 2013
Inna City Stooda House

Found & refreshed shell, aluminumized & oilsticked. Architectural; natural vs. synthetic; reflective to include the changing color of the surroundings; tribal; chance -- covers many of my art concerns. See also the sculpture “electreecity” at the sculpture/installation page. The shell's only an experiment though, so. Including it here in the blog as a haiku, not in the website as a chapter. “In the City / Stood a House” K.I.A. 2012 12” x 10” x 3” shell, aluminum, oilstick

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Must Mystical

  • December 10, 2012

Often dreamt of: paintings & sculptures & installations & furniture & buildings & shoes & songs & stories & more ideas. Many (most) fully formed, all arriving unasked for, even during the day. Too many to actually ever do; got hundreds of pocket scraps, notebooks, me-mails, iPhone notes, Illustrator docs, Sketchbook renderings, blog posts, and... A recently recurring mental image: the (purple) plasticine of reality squeezing out between my fingers as my hands strongly shape it.  So... as an experiment to determine which of the many ideas to work on next,...

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RE: WORK (R)EVOLVE

  • August 7, 2012
RE: WORK (R)EVOLVE

40” x 26” x 525,600 seconds so far. Art as particle or wave? This particle has gone surfing, with Andy Fontana. A linear abstraction of texts from holy books, foiled. (Yes, a pun.) Bigger view, different light HERE.

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Argent Silk Armor…

  • December 6, 2011
Argent Silk Armor…

"Ardent Silver Armor" by K.I.A., 2011, 84” x 60 x 5”, oilstick on faceted aluminum. Sometimes mentioning the background ideas open up an artwork (reading the T.S. Eliot footnotes help), sometimes it shuts it down (knowing who Damien Hirst cribbed from.) All of my work deals with the idea of multiplicity of meanings... many of which I’m consciously working on, but also a lot that get revealed later... so I’m always hesitant to explain how the rabbit was pulled out of the hat. I’d rather learn the viewer’s ideas and feelings relating to the piece... but, in-person at least,...

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Morse-code-fractured & shorthand-enhanced forest

  • June 23, 2011
Morse-code-fractured & shorthand-enhanced forest

“e dot tree dot XL”; a morse-code-fractured, shorthand-enhanced forest.  Part of the infoscape series (see the drawings “Nature Not As In”, “I’ll Prance Some Dance Some”, and “Would Code”). The lines that make up the drawing are more than just decorative or structural -- they are themselves information. (The broader implication: behind everything we see there is a higher, or at least different, order of reality.) The morse-code lines (seen vertically) are phrases from an e. e. cummings poem that references nature (i.e. “when by now and tree by leaf”); the cursive...

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