The Art Fair On The Square and Off The Square, in Madison Wisconsin, starts today.
Hundreds of talented artists from across the United States and Wisconsin will be there to show their work.
I never applied.
I don’t have a tent. I don’t have the patience.
I like people and I like talking about my work. Renee says I talk too much, though.
My work and technique would be well received, I think.
I could have done a live event.
Call the fire Marshall. Rope it off. Boom!
So in honor of the Art Fair On The Square I exploded and burned a black square.
I fussed with the edges. I filled the shape. I lit the fuse.
Black Burned Square is an abstraction of the event.
Square. Energy. Movement. Heat.
Maybe I bridged the gap between futurism and constructivism.
Black Burned Square is meant to evoke the experience of hundreds of artists and thousands of fans today.
Artist Stick Vega studied mathematics and economics, earning a B.S. in economics from UW-Madison and an MBA from Edgewood College. He owned and was CEO of online apparel retailers WinterSilks and Venus Sportswear. However, upon selling the companies more than a decade ago he headed straight to his studio - The Blast Factory in Madison, WI - to create explosive, modern art with gunpowder and high-speed fuse. Stick's current work includes paintings, drawings, fusographs (exploded photographs) and writing. Please follow Stick on Facebook and/or Twitter.