This was no mere crossover project, she insisted, but an attempt to visit a parallel universe.

Color Wall

OK, because the gallery that was to show my ambitious new series (24 new pieces in 24 days) has dissolved before it even got started, there remains no reason to pursue the  imaginary  sense of suspense  I was previously attempting.  I shall heretofore reveal all.  This new project is another series of prints on trash, but even more legitimate trash.  Imagine me diving into an absurdly deep dumpster at work wearing my fancy dress shoes and you will have imagined the  back story  of this series.

The image is three traffic cones sitting in one of my favorite Golden Gate Park glens, and the neat thing about the series is that each piece is unique.  Not only is each rectangle of cardboard disgusting in its own special way, but the base layer of every piece is printed in a different color that blends into the same white light that illuminates the cones throughout.  The different colors span the entire visible spectrum and the net effect is a gradual journey from twilight to dusk and back again.

I am not sure if that makes such sense, but the idea was to hang a six-by-four matrix of all twenty-four pieces by color.  Kind of like this mockup.  The idea was to price them so low that people would be idiots to not buy them, and as they did the installation would dissolve and I would be rich.

Here’s the sequence of a few of the pieces:

Layer 1
Layer 3
Layer 5

Next: A small oak tree becomes thirty frames.

5 Comments

  1. erin
    erin01-29-2012

    i love that 1st layer 5 one, with different bits of green coming through. super nice.

  2. Ben
    Ben01-30-2012

    “Imagine me diving into an absurdly deep dumpster at work wearing my fancy dress shoes and you will have imagined the back story of this series.”

    That’s also how I imagine you look on a day-to-day basis.

    But, yeah, agreed on the green one. Looks awesome.

  3. jon
    jon01-30-2012

    Well I will have you know that I usually find what I need in the normal trash cans.

  4. Nowell
    Nowell02-06-2012

    I don’t know what it is about the 5-layer prints but… damn. They really sing! Nice work, my friend.

  5. erin
    erin02-14-2012

    i still love these.

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