Ben (2019) 18" x 24" Fusograph.
Golfers have life. Golfers have energy. Smooth swinging Ben is on fire! Ben was crafted using hand held fuse burned on coated paper. And man, Ben’s driver is on fire. At least it was!
Ben will be auctioned at the Dane Rogers Memorial Golf Outing, Saturday June 8th. If you would like to buy it in advance that is cool too. 100% of the proceeds will go to the event!
Hand-held fuse burned drawing on paper.
Black Frame. Matt. Glass.
Freight billed at cost if artwork needs to be shipped.
Primitive. Modern. Explosive.
American gunpowder artist, Vega carefully places powder and fuses on the surface of the art, which he positions horizontally on the floor (or blast table). When ignited, first the fuses burns instantly along the cord lines, igniting the gunpowder and creating a blast, which then vanish in clouds of smoke. The result is a textured surface that looks and feels like an explosion—the art is blackened, charred, and erupted, arrested in a state of being created in a flash.
When the fuse is lit there is a moment of uncertainty. What will happen? It is at that moment that true art exists.