Henry. (2015) 48" x 48" Gunpowder. Fuse. Acrylic. Wood Panel.
Four J. Henry Whiskey bottles were blown to bits at the Gunpowder and Whiskey show opening at Waypoint Public House. Cannon grade gunpowder and high-speed fuse took care of the bottles and super slow fuse handled the color transitions. The colors of wheat, read corn, cream and whiskey make the squares. Perfect of a bar area or if you simply like a nice glass of bourbon!
Black metal frame.
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.