|"Sunset" 24" x 18" x 8"|
Gouache and High Voltage electricity
on corrugated fiberboard
What I came up with was "sunset", ironically my homage to geometric abstraction. What was important for me in this piece is the relation between the colors and the dynamic edges of the work. The fanning which occurs on three sides of the piece is actually multiple layers of corrugated fiberboard cemented together, this is complemented by the one static edge on the bottom left, and is intended to complicate the boundaries between where my art begins and ends.
The electrical burning creates a deep fissure which runs along the edge of the blue, this depth is a stark contrast between the rising layers of yellow, white, and ultimately red.
My favorite part of this piece is the marbling effect that occurred in the topmost yellow layer: a result of the burning process and other factors.