Empower Us (2017) 16" x 24" Fusograph.
Stunning oranges, reds, and yellows split by a fast burning fuse. This is part of the new "Us" series of work that combines my photography, hand-held and fast burning fuse. I call these new works fusographs.
The image origin is the bike path near Hawks Quindel S.C. new historic building in Madison, WI. The reds and oranges empower us, so do good law firms, hence the art work name, "Empower Us".
Available for shipment or pick up after the new MMOCA and Hawks Quindell show ends, Jan. 15, 2018
Primitive. Modern. Explosive.
Black metal frame. Glass. Matt. Finished Size 30 x 23
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.