Red As It Burns!

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Red As It Burns!

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Red As It Burns (2017) 60" x 48"

Burns moving over dramatic color grooves of red, light blues and navy. The overriding impact of this image is made by the beauty of super slow and high-speed fuses over-burned onto a gunpowder layered and overpainted panel.

Red As It Burns?  This is a commissioned piece for Blake and Joe.  The red is for the energy of love, passion and the Wisconsin Badgers!  All good things to keep burning.

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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