without moving – at 25
The painting / project ”At 25” was made as a kind of commemoration of 25 years of working with my daughter Temma as a subject and–to the extent that one can speak of her being so–as a collaborator in my art. The piece composed of 25 sections, each of which is painted by one or two artists from around the world. For the “portrait” side of the image I provided the participants with a section of a photograph corresponding to the piece they were given. I also gave them black and white matte acrylic (the paint I usually use) and asked them to render the photograph as stylistically neutrally as possible. For an artist to set aside their “style” is a significant gesture and as such I am very grateful for how willingly and sincerely the participants took on this part of the project. For the back-side of the work the directive was much more open: “make it gold”. As anticipated the result of the back was very eclectic and (friendship) quilt like.
Painting participants in the “At 25” project are the following (they are not identified with the specific piece they made):
Adam Benjamin Fung
Tim Van Laar
Timothy P. Vermeulen
Wood fabrication by Dan Wolbert