14. The Oaks.
14. The Oaks.
14. The Oaks. (2017) 16" x 24" Fusograph.
Golf courses have life. Golf courses have energy. The 14th hole at The Oaks is no exception. This fusograph of the green at the 14th hole was crafted using hand held fuse burned on an abstracted photograph I took on a windy day.
The Oaks has unique bunkering, wide landing areas and uniquely sloped greens. It's a cool course owned and managed by cool people. I have played it hundreds of times.
Why did I create this art? Well, my worst score to par over time is on 14. I love this hole. And this art.
Picture yourself on this hole. Or, picture this fusograph on your wall! I can.
14. The Oaks. will be auctioned at the Dane Rogers Memorial Golf Outing, Saturday September 16th. 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 on abstract photo. Fusograph.
Black 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.