Vega Fragment #9

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Vega Fragment #9

75.00

Vega Fragment #9 (2017)  4" x 4"  Fusograph.

Fast burning fuse and photograph mingle and disperse across a super-saturated color photograph.

Burned photography is a risk.  They start on fire very quickly.  I need to work fast.  I need to work gentle. Those that survive have energy and movement in a small impactful artwork.

Primitive.  Modern.  Explosive.  

Black wooden frame. Glass. Matt. Finished Size 8" x 8"

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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