T I M E
Time is a slight obsession of mine. It is fascinating to see the passage of time and how it transforms everything it interacts with. Once you observe it, you want to start recording it in different ways. In this series I wanted to document the effects of time and how it changes and destroys the ephemeral nature of things.
Time the eraser | destroying art while skydiving and painting
After the filming of vex 13 000 - skydive art project, I wanted to revisit the concept of painting in freefall. This time though, the focus was on capturing the destructive passage of time. Documenting how it slowly erased the work and images that I created, until they ultimately disappeared. I wanted these designs to also have a connection to time, so I drew up these 3 images:
Rabbit Skull : representing the past - memory of a childhood pet.
Cicada Eyes : representing the present - changing & evolving visions.
Balloon Skull : representing the future - inflated fears & the inevitable.
These designs were screen printed onto fabric, hand painted, and sewed into steamers that would inflate in terminal velocity. They were then attached to 30lbs jugs that I held onto while skydiving, which slowly released paint onto the images. The paint continued to spill out with each second of freefall, until it devoured all 13 ft of fabric, leaving nothing left. My white gear also got covered. During the last jump the paint jug imploded and my right arm was covered in black paint.
You can check out the video HERE
I created unique wood pieces of the 3 images, along with hand printed (silkscreened) & painted, limited edition prints of /30, on paper of each design.
These prints are available for purchase through my online store HERE.
If you are interested in purchasing the unique 48’’ x 36’’ wood panel pieces please email me through the Contact form.
Special thanks to the following skydivers, videographers and photographers for helping to capture this project.
Sara & Steve Curtis : Arizona Arsenal -> find them HERE
Nik Daniel : -> find him HERE
Jason Peters : Above All Photography -> find him HERE
Thanks also to Cosmoprod for composing the original music.
New sculpture coming soon.
Currently I am in the middle of molding and casting a new sculpture for this series, which I hope will be finished soon. You can view a few of the process pics from the main menu for right now. There will also be another video to accompany this piece.
-Sept 16th 2016