Slack and tension: a journey of the spirit

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Brad Leigh Wines (Creator)
Western Carolina University (WCU )
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Seth McCormick

Abstract: The work for this exhibit is focused on the physical and psychological concepts of slack and tension. When there is tension, in body or mind, there follows a time of slack or rest. This exhibit includes the following sculptural materials: wood, cotton thread, copper rods, and my own blood, suspended in acrylic medium. The exhibition comprises four works, three of which include drawings executed directly on the wall in blood. Each wall piece will use both copper rods and strips of charred wood bound together with cotton thread, creating linear constructions, parallel to the wall surface, that function as graphic overlays of the wall drawings. Each of these three pieces measures about 7 feet by 7 feet. The fourth work features a 2 foot wide by 8 foot long track of imprinted footprints in charcoal, executed on the floor. The exhibition is meant to offer a personal reflection on spirituality, human experience and the resolution of physical and psychological tension. Artists of reference include Robert Irwin, Richard Long and Eva Hesse.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 2013
blood drawing, body art, enso, Spirituality
Installations (Art)
Body and soul in art
Spirituality in art

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