Attraction (2017) 48" x 48"
Burns moving over shapes of minimalist grays, white and blacks. The overriding impact of this image is made by the beauty of super slow and high-speed fuses burned and over-burned onto a layered and overpainted panel.
Attraction? The power of this art is that the shapes are attracted to one another. I do not understand this one. But, I see it. The move towards one another. I think about it. And I hope that I was attracted to something that I was not attracted to before.
I'm crazy. Attraction. Boom!
Primitive, modern, and abstract - a Stick Vega original.
American gunpowder artist, Vega places powder and fuses on the surface of the board, which he positions horizontally on the floor. When ignited, first the fuses burns instantly along the cord lines, igniting the gunpowder and creating loud bangs and flashes of fire, which then vanish in clouds of smoke. The result is a textured surface that looks and feels like an explosion—the acrylic paint on panel is blackened, charred, and erupted, arrested in a state of being created in a flash.
When the fuse is lit there a moment of uncertainty. What will happen? It is at that moment that true art exists.