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What An Artist Does

  • April 20, 2017
What An Artist Does

(Image: recombinant sculpture; resequenced paintings; palimpsest series, and brand new series contact for details) (See here for many  Projects) Every so often someone asks me "What do you do everyday?". I'm surprised at people's surprise at how much there is to do as an artist -- I suppose the romantic idea of just making stuff whenever 'inspired' is a myth that still persists. So I decided to document my daily art tasks. Below are just a couple weeks out of the last month or so.  I've left out all domestic and/or 'real life' stuff. I was going to excise some of the more specific...

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My Anjat Anjan

  • June 1, 2010
My Anjat Anjan

“My Anjat Anjan” by K.I.A., 2010, 60” x 40”. C-Print on metallic photopaper, backmounted on aluminum, facemounted on clear acrylic. 1/5. A jet engine blueprint referencing Palenque. Part of a series exploring ancient/traditional art forms paired with current technology; and broadly, the transtemporal nature of the soul... See also: injunjetenjun kabukijetenjin (Turboaragato)

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injunjetenjun

  • November 22, 2009
injunjetenjun

“injunjetenjun” by K.I.A. 2009, 60” x 40”, C-print on metallic photo paper. This series evolved while researching the “Acceleration / Still...” sculpture. Looking over hundreds of aviation blueprints and schematics, I kept seeing tribal masks. (And feel it was a glimpse of a metempsychosis -- the experience of my own past, or perhaps even future, lives.) Once again, my multi-temporal/cross-cultural/machine v. handmade themes arise... So this piece is described as a jet engine totem pole, or a Haida space shuttle. It is a blueprint of a jet engine, done in the manner of west-coast...

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