Between Us Once Again!

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Between Us Once Again!


Between Us Once Again (2017) 48" x 48"

Burns moving over field 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.

Long vertical burn, bends, and cracks dominate the layered panel and convey the emotion in the act of burning itself.

Between Us Once Again?  The inspiration for this painting came from a Robert Frost poem and all the weird fences around The Blast Factory.  It was not inspired by Trumps new wall.  That sucks.  

I hope there will not be so many fences in the future.

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.

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