At the end of 2015, I had started to draw delicate images with super slow burning fuse for the fist time. I started to realize that I had images that made sense to sketch as opposed to exploding.
So, I'm moving forward, I've discovered this whole new world of hand-held fuse drawings with color.
Now, I'm thinking I can start my own vocabulary.
I once had a high school math teacher tell me if I could create a new base number system that I could be famous and perhaps enlighten the world. I think he was kidding. But, I still think about it once in a while. I could call it the base Vega system. More complex than binary. But not as complex as hex numbers.
Okay, time to stop digressing...
Years ago, I started with blowing up animals. And fish. Dogs, too. (I loved my dog.) Cool.
Then bolder works. More gunpowder is better right?
Maybe there is more to color than meets the eye?
A couple of days ago we saw a butterfly on our deck. Before the wind and snow came again. If I can combine its' color, movement, and their fragility. Perhaps I'll have something.
So now I'm thinking about small flying things. No, not small spaceships. Although Spaceships are cool. I'm thinking more of delicate, flying things.
The fuse is so hot, how are they fragile? Well, If I linger too much they burn up. I think that is the definition of fragile. If you linger too long or handle it too much it burns up.
The lines are thin. Almost like they will break if you put pressure on them.
Gloves on. I light the fuse. It's burning in my hands.
Move Stick! Don't hesitate.
I am doing this enough to make a mark. I hope people notice it.
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.