I try to work as little as possible.
Who am I kidding?
I am in The Blast Factory seven days a week. Thinking. Planning. Working.
I want to do a little as possible to the panel. But, there is always a tendency to do more.
More fuse. More gunpowder. More fun. Right?
I love the cleanliness of the grooves though. They look organic.
The color. The transitions. Fire sweeping over them.
They're emotional. That's how I see them.
They layer. They touch. But yet they are individual. Cool.
I don't do much shading. That is too much work. I leave it up to the explosions and burning.
Random shading? Sounds like a band name.
My work is very simple. I think it's not enough. Then perhaps it's too much. My perceptions change. Structural. Organic. Explosion. Chaos.
Then Renee says, "Vega, you are talking too much. Just light the fuse!"
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.