Red Buzz. (2015) 12" x 12" I did this energized painting of my trademark dog BUZZ - using acrylic, high-speed fuses, gunpowder, and fire. It is burned black and gray on a bright red-orange background with a lot of texture. Primitive and modern - a Stick Vega original.
American gunpowder artist, Vega places gunpowder and fuses on the surface of the paper, 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 paper 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.