Thursday, August 11, 2011

Testing Vortex

My work is officially spilling out of my very tini-tiny studio. To get a grasp on how my work is fitting together and to get an idea of the realities of installation, I booked 1C08 which is a test room, a white box, a non-space, and after 2 days a psycho ward minus the padded walls. I dragged down all of my work, cranked up the ipod, kicked off the shoes, and arranged, rearranged, and arranged some more.

The first thing I learned is that I'm not allowed to use a fancy camera. The fancier the camera - the worse my photos get and for this I apologize.

Childhood Floor Plans

Dude...two words. Laser. Cutter. Massey has a laser cutter. When else will I get the opportunity to use one? Must find a reason to precisely burn things...building room-like spaces out of maps mounted to hardboard - CHECK!

Above are the 6 continuous canvas panels I've been working on for the last 2 months. This is the order in which they were painted (from right to left). I put them in every order possible. It wasn't doin' it for me.

Things start to get weird...

And weirder...

In steps Simon, one of the lecturers, and the weirdness starts to make some sense.

I left C108 with this being the final(ish) arrangement for the critique in a little over a week. All the panels need more work. For now the mapped floor plans will remain separate from the paintings but I will continue to work on them as well. They may fit into the picture or simply be another body of work. One thing is for certain and that is both of these running projects have greatly influenced one another.

The End.


  1. PAL! i like the floor plans. i like the continuous panels. i like when things get weird. i like forts. and i miss your face.

  2. PALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!! Thanks and I miss your shrimp-sized face too!

  3. Hey Lay!! Are those our 2 ring neck doves in the painting of the bed?? May they rest in peace! Love you.