calligraphy two 2011-2012 Catalog

Calligraphy One and Two

Calligraphy Two, oil and charcoal on plasma cut steel, 59″ x 19″ x 2″ each

Pushing the boundary between painting and sculpture, this one part of a two-part piece evolves gestural mark-making into steel sculptural form. The durable, outdoor material of the form is contrasted by the more buy cialis canada pharmacy fragile, subtle surface of the piece, detailed with oil, chalk and ink.

Calligraphy One
Calligraphy One

Paired with Calligraphy One:

Calligraphy one and two
Installed in collector’s home
Jennifer Chenoweth, Heaven and Hell at Austin City Hall 2011-2012 Catalog

Hell and Heaven Together

Oil and charcoal on plasma-cut aluminum, 30″ x 60″ x 60″ each

Looking at process and totality, these two domes consider the concept of opposites as two parts of a whole. The shapes originated from one 4″x4″ calligraphic ink drawing that was made into a repeating atlantic pharmacy hexagon. The shapes were cut from aluminum, and the positive shapes make “Heaven” and the negative shapes make “Hell”. Heaven is axial symmetry. Hell is non-axial symmetry. The artworks go together as a set.

Heaven sculpture installed Hell sculpture installedHell at Santa Fe Community College Hell at Santa Fe Community College


Hell and Heaven, July 7

I spent two days of the July 4 weekend creating patterns out of the ink drawings, both in photoshop and with paper and tape.

I tried out arches, octagons, hexagons, pentagons and quads, finally settling on a finalist that I nicknamed “genie” as a hexagon positive for heaven. I liked its line quality and its dynamic shape as a single, a double, and a hexagon. And I liked the negative shapes it left on its remaining sheet. I tried several different arrangements of the drops to make a hexagon negative for hell.  I think I found one I’m interested in, and imagine it will change a bit once its made to scale. Part of the process is planning the best I can, and being open to change and improvements.

My fabulous helper Andrea Grimm helped by projecting and cutting out the stencil, and spray painting the stencil onto the sheet of aluminum buy cheap tramadol online full size. We made a few adjustments as she worked. It was really cool to get to explain my process to her and let her go at it. She’s smart. She also helped with the math: I’m good at geometry, she’s good at algebra. She left me this lovely simple note: C=16,  D=C/pi, C/pi=piD/pi  D=5.093, R=2.55, sweet!

Artist Virginia Fleck recommended Crippen Sheet Metal in Austin, who will roll the sheet into a half circle on Monday.

In the bottom photo, the shape on the left is the “heaven” piece, and the shape on the bottom right is the start of the “hell” piece. The dome is a finished piece of art called “Moon” that is a 5″ hemisphere that I used as a scale model of a 5′ dome.

Tomorrow I’ll post a picture of the stenciled, flat sheet metal, ready for bending into a half circle.

Andiamo wall view of installation 2011-2012 Catalog

Andiamo, wall view

Andiamo, wall view of artworks

Andiamo: This body of work reengages my research of Roman architecture. I study mathematical proportion, path, axis, and patterns in plans and elevations of buildings. I am interested in how these spherical clusters relate to human scale, as diagrammed by Vitruvius. I want to understand how a sacred spaces are created architecturally and sculpturally.

These artworks are abstractions of real buy tramadol c o d architectural buildings from the Roman Empire. They are models for large-scale sculpture. I am interested in the paint and texture as a response to traditional surface decoration of domes in architecture. By constructing these shaped surfaces, I am creating sacred space for my own painting and drawing practice.

Creative Research Lab, Few, Some, Many, More, Installation 2005-2008 Catalog

Creative Research Lab, “Few, Some, Many, More” installation

Installation of Yellow Emphatic, Quattro Blue Steel Rendering, Yellow Emphatic Painted with Oomph, and Quattro Blue, with original sculpey shapes, collaboration with Todd Campbell for forged work