I'm in The Blast Factory on the first day of the new year and I have a problem.
I'm working on some new color cut and fuse art. The question is what do I call these pieces. The large ones have a colorfield vibe. There are a lot of layers. So that sorta works. But colorfield implies scale. Large expanses of color. Some of my work is large. Some is small.
So colorfield doesn't cut it.
They are stripes. They are cuts of color split by energy.
Chaos and order straddled by emotion. I think I'm on the right track.
Maybe time will tell.
So we are playing some vinyl this Holiday Season. Some of the records crack and pop. Like my fuses burning.
Right above our record player is my new work, A1A.
I stare at it.
I have an idea. I think I have the answer.
Records have grooves. Sure.
My new art has a layered color track or channel defined by the burns.
Groove used as a verb, slang, means taking great pleasure or to get along and interact well.
That works. This is fun and the colors do interact well. At least I think so.
Groovy Color Grooves!
Stick Vega is the American Gunpowder Artist, former CEO, and author of LESS KILLING. Stick currently lives and creates explosive pop art at The Blast Factory in Madison, Wisconsin. Not limited to one medium, he works in gunpowder drawings and paintings, photography, digital art and writing. Follow Stick on Facebook and/or Twitter.