When my artwork collides with gunpowder and fuse I have conflict.
The explosion collides with my vision.
Duty collides with fear.
Love collides with guilt.
Ambition collides with my conscience.
I stand by a blank canvas and I am wracked by indecision.
Should I light the fuse?
I'm looking for some strength, vigor, and color. Something powerful but with empathy.
I want my art to have time, color, texture, density and sense of motion.
This is not static.
I light the fuse.
My world collides with the fire and heat.
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/orTwitter.