Hell and Heaven, June 30

I have been asked by David Solomon to create and exhibit two works for a show in Santa Fe in August and September titled “Hell and Heaven”.

About the show: Santa Fe Community College’s School of Arts and Design Visual Arts Gallery presents “Hell and Heaven”, a two- part show curated by David Solomon. The exhibitions examine the artist’s internal ideas of Hell and Heaven in a time of political, social, and economic disruption. The exhibition is presented in two parts with Hell presented first to convey the progression from dark to light.

“Hell” runs from Aug. 25 through Sept. 9, 2011. The opening reception is on Thursday, Aug. 25 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
“Heaven” runs from Sept. 15 through Sept. 29, 2011. The opening reception is on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

I often journal about my work as I make it, so I have a record of my creative process. Since the pieces for this show are complex, I wanted to more publicly record (blog about) the process of making these works, so you can see how I get from point A to point Z.

It is odd proposing the work before you make buy tramadol online cheap something that has never existed before. But if I didn’t have a show and a deadline, I would make art that required fewer resources — time and money are tight. The statement about the work (with dimensions and media) is due to the gallery.  I know I want to create two “domes”; I know I have two sheets of 4’x8′ aluminum that I want to use for this piece.  Here is what I proposed:

*Project calligraphic shapes from artist’s drawings onto sheet metal,
*Cut out positive shapes using plasma cutter,
*Collect both positive and negative drops from cutting process,
*Bend them in sheet roller into perfect half circle arcs,
*Finding midpoint of arcs, attaching the shapes at midpoint,
*Fan out shapes so they create a hemisphere (dome),
*Hang dome and paint interior and exterior of dome with paint durable for interior or exterior,
*Paint will include unique color palette and marks, further creating the Positive and Negative concept of the two pieces for “Hell” and “Heaven”.

For these two domes, Hell and Heaven, I look at process and totality, considering the concept of opposites as two parts of a whole.