Explosive clouds, transparent monuments, gunpowder paintings

Good morning.

That title…I thought that would catch your attention.

I’d thought about the idea of using fire for paintings and art. Then flame in the context of signing. Fire signs, why not? Signed / singed by fire? Why not? Smoke rubbed art? There are marvelous textures to fire, and fired objects.

I did it for Sharon Stone, why not otherwise?

The Chinese, of course, have been working in this space — loosely speaking, for several thousand years.

http://www.deutsche-bank-kunst.de/art/2006/3/e/5/442.php

Worth meandering, if you’ve got minute or two.

The sequence, as shown: is laying the gunpowder, creating an overlay, ignition, revealing…Here are some images…

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http://www.caiguoqiang.com//

Wishing well,
tsg | seattle

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