I Am The Same
I Am The Same
I Am The Same (2019) 48" x 48"
Burns hidden within graffiti bold reds blacks and whites. 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. (This panel was once a city. I blew it up.)
I Am The Same. This is what I feel like when I wake up at 3 in the morning with my mind racing. I am thinking about this at that and so many small things. I have total anxiety about what to do next. I’m distressed.
I go crazy inside. I pace around.
So I light the fuse. I blow it up.
I am sure you feel like that at points, too. We all do.
I Am The Same. 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.