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MicroDoodle Calder

Jeffery Gauss's avatar Jeffery Gauss

MicroDoodle Calder is my largest creation to date. At 6 feet wide, It pays homage to Alexander Calder, Grand Rapids & ArtPrize. I meditate while I draw. My extreme myopia allows me to get inches away from the surface of the canvas. The MicroDoodles are organic in shape and all the words I write are about art. What makes a piece of art? Everybody's opinion is different. Through social media, I've asked the question, "What is Art?" The answers are so unique. Everybody has a different idea. I collected things I overheard at the past 2 ArtPrize celebrations I attended and added history of the competition along with fun facts about GR. I estimate the piece will be finished in August. It's 75% complete now. I'll have spent close to 700 hours and almost 2 years creating. It is a mixed media piece with pen and ink, acrylic paint, aluminum foil, oil paint pen and Swarovski crystals. The piece will be scanned and while in line for close views can be viewed on a monitor if space provides

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 3 inches
  • Medium: Pen and ink, acrylic paint, foil, crystals
  • Width: 6 feet 4 inches
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 4 feet 4 inches