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Mayami.  (2015)  18" x 24"  Fuse. Acrylic. Paper.

Strong, luminescent color grooves, light and burned textures. Acrylic aqua blue, oranges, grays and blacks split by burning 2mm fuse.  

I named it Mayami as it reminded Renee of the Miami Dolphins.  Mayami is the original word for Miami. I am not a big "fish" fan.  But they did go undefeated in 1972.  That was cool.  And, I used to work in Miami, producing photography for my prior company. It was always hot and humid.  My team even let me drive the RV!  BOOM!


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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