8 SHEETS OF STONEHENGE CUT-OUT LIKE A CHAIN-LINK FENCE
hand cut-out paper
(8) pieces of 38" x 50" stonehenge cut out like chain link fence. Each piece clings to the other with no adhesives.
Dimensions vary depending on installation
Photo credit: Steve Farmer
This work was created from 8 pieces of stonehenge paper. I drew a fence on each that took up the 38" x 50" sheet and cut out the negative space. The work can be installed differently each time. In this installation at Mount Saint Vincent University each sheet clings to the other organically. The work is attached to the wall by two pins at the top. I saved each piece of negative space that I cut out which I propose to recreate the fence as a quilt.
BARRICADE FENCE (CROWD CONTROL)
(elongated drawing of a barricade fence)
graphite on stonehenge, sections cut-out by hand
140" X 110"
Similar to the chain-link fence cut-outs I drew this barricade fence with graphite sticks, pushing all my weight and force into the marks. I then cut out the negative space.
Threshold (Chain-Link fence)
graphite pencil on paper
45.72 x 762cm
In "Threshold" I allowed the paper to roll up to the left and right of my hand as I drew the links of a chain-link fence. The process forced me to estimate the size of the preceding links as I continued to draw from left to right. The zones in the drawing that stray from rote description—the zones in which my memory or concentration momentarily failed—are precisely those most freighted with the dramas of struggle and recovery. The scroll is exhibited fully extended, but owing to the necessity of viewing it close-to, the viewer must retrace one by one the anomalies of scale and pattern that conspired to defeat the illusion.