Pea Plant. (2016) 18" x 24" Fuse. Acrylic. Paper.
A single pea plant in a pot drawn with hand-held fuse into white acrylic coated paper. A unique piece with burned lines and flash marks defining the shapes.
I have to pick somewhere to start each morning. It adds anxiety. Am I getting better? Sometimes it is easy. Sometimes it's hard. So I get out my trusty lighter. And fuse. Then. Awwwwwwwwww yeah! A pea plant.
So where did I find my inspiration?
Renee plants a number of seeds each Spring. Again this year, Pea plants included in the mix. Once they grow a bit they will head for her garden. This pea plant is one from this season! I used to hate peas. Now, not so bad!
Black metal frame, matt, glass.
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.