Here are the two 24″ by 36″ painted canvases in a gradation of red and blue using oil and acrylic paint. Both canvas received an acrylic wash of red or blue which was allowed to drip. The final layer of oil paint was then applied using paint thinner and linseed oil as a mixing medium; the colors used were ivory black, titanium white, and alizarin crimson or permanent blue.
Here is a link to the tutorial for the basis of the technique used to apply the paint.
This is my current plan for installing my works where there will be two animations playing at a time–wallet and mirror, and then key and chewing– projected onto painted canvas, and a larger projected image of tiki Og against the long wall. The animations projected on canvas will run on a loop for a few minuets, and then stop, with a fifth projection of ogg jumping from one side of the room moving across to the other, interacting with three dimensional objects; boxes, tubes.
The concept of the living dead has long been of interest to people, often being expressed as zombies and vampires. However the 2000 installation by Marc Quinn known as Garden has brought that to life. This work is an enchanting garden full of plants, blooming at their peak, forever preserved in twenty-five tons of silicone. Their existence lies between the appearance of live and the halt of death. This work is not only visually stunning, it its a philosophical wonder, begging questions such as: at what point does the everyday become art? and When is the thing no longer a thing?
Pruned: Living Dead
Plants have many uses, they filter air and water, provide aesthetic beauty, nourishment, and now musical stylings. The mimosa plant, is a biological marvel, the slightest touch causes this ferny plant to close its leaves; much in the same way that sea anemones retract their appendages. Nina Tommasi’s Biological Instrumentation takes the unique nature of the mimosa plant and combines it with pressurized air and electronic equipment to produce music you might find at an electronica dance rave. The one fascinating question that this work brings up is the natural algorithms of the word and how they could be taken to new applications.
the physical biology of plants is that they are un-movable once roots have been set, this is an evolutionary fact. However Fujihata Masaki and Dogane Yujihave asked the question, “what if plant were capable of moving on their own” in pursuit of answering this question they created the installation Biological Ambulation Training, which involves reading the plants “brain waves” as they are moved three- dimensionally.
Biological Ambulation Training