“Fandango” 21”x 30”
polished cement & dry pigment on panel
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"Fandango" was completed on opening night of my show, with the help of of some very brave patrons. I had never done this before. I thought it would be an interesting experiment to involve the crowd and see how art by committee might turn out. Patrons selected cement shards that would go into the piece, poured liquid pigments and etched marks into the composition. I poured the background cement into the forms and we waited for 45 minutes for it to set. It was great fun to be able to remove the forms and turn over the art for a "live" reveal! Everyone then voted on which end should go up and what the title would be. I guess this just proves that anyone can do this stuff! The finished piece was donated to the museum for a silent auction.
I will post actual shots of the gallery installation in a upcoming post.