2012 ArtPrize Entry

typically I do not participate in ART fairs/festivals/events, they are cost prohibitive - 'gambling on the weather'. Last year, my piece UNFORGETTABLE FIRE was mostly 'forgettable' - my 'MEDIUM' is SOLAR DEPENDENT, and though incredibly simple 'the performance' is mesmerizing. I liken it to 'moths around a light'; except during the day - WEATHER PERMITTING. My piece last year was rigid and perpendicular, to large to manipulate; restricted to about 5hrs of light max, on a good day. This years piece, "FOOTPRINTS on a SMALL FRAGILE PLANET" will be mobile/flexible/adaptable and will feature primarily a 'floating island'. Intended to encourage interaction, and SIMPLE 'out-of-the-box' demonstrations. I have an 'art bicycle' (pictured above), have been a Key West character/fixture for most of 20yrs. The 'island' will be towable with human propelled vehicle, and capable of presenting itself EQUALLY WELL after sunset, though LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS will CEASE!!!

Entry Details
  • Art form: Performance
  • Depth: 3 feet
  • Medium: solar pyrography; designs created focusing the sun through various lenses
  • Width: 10 feet
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 7 feet

Venue & Connection Information

able and willing to adapt and modify as needed to accomodate PERFORMANCE 1st, VENUE 2nd.... my mobility intent should generate interest and additional foot traffic almost regardless of location, but prefer maximum Southern and WESTERN daylight potential. I am available as a LIVING SIGN prior to ARTPrize!!!

Venue Considerations
  • Special Lighting needed: No
  • Internet needed: No
  • Indoor Space needed: No
  • Outdoor Space needed: Yes
  • Audio/Video needed: No
  • Electrical needed: No

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