Against A Dark Sky


Against A Dark Sky


Against A Dark Sky  (2016)  36" x 36"  Fuse. Acrylic. Panel.

Delicate, hand-burned, flower in a sea of primitive blended blues, grays and whites layered over hint of red and orange. 

Flowers have it tough.  This one is fighting back. 

The hand burned lines are thin. Almost like they will break if you put pressure on them.


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.

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