Madison attorney, Jen Hannon, ventured to see us at The Blast Factory this past week. She was seeking some art for her home and hoped to see what we were up to in the studio.
Talking with Jen was a blast. I was able cover some of my history and inspiration. We toured some work. Jen asked a lot of great questions. I love discussing my work and am totally transparent and open about my process.
Jen was kind enough to help me prepare and explode a new piece as an option for the One Inspired Evening event in February. Then, the visit turned explosive!
- We took turns setting fuse to a panel with rocks.
- Jen placed some stencils to create some layering and color variation.
- We transported the work to the blast area and put on our safety glasses.
- Then, we carefully placed some gunpowder along the piece.
- Jen lit the fuse. We watched it slowly burn.
- Sparks. Fire. Explosion. Smoke. Lots of smoke.
- We removed debris, scraped for texture, and carried it back into the Factory.