i noticed that my japanese crochet books had hexagon patterns in them. i also remembered that when i was doing research into toxins many of them were diagrammed with hexagon shapes. so i picked one... coronene to make a couple pieces of work.
the skinny on coronene - it's a superebenzene - yellow in color [ah it's nice when my palette is dictated to me] generated in hydrocracking [yes like fracking - but used in jet and diesel fuel production] and can cause DNA damage in mammals. fun.
of course i like that it also looks like a quilt - i've always liked hex shaped quilt pieces - especially when put together in this exact way. ah a double visual reference. twice as nice for me. it's also kind of nice that it's like a bee hive. [i think the yellow makes me think this more, but still].
i'm officially obsessed with making these pieces that are just doilies - tacked to the wall - with the thread hanging from them.
will this be the THING that i do until i can't stop making art anymore? i don't know. but i know that i'm still totally in love with it and can't really see being tired of it anytime soon.
there is just something so simple, and in the end so right about it.
like all doilies on the wall - it's now ART - it's in the wrong place. you are forced to notice the intricacy, the detail, it's intimate. and the shadows. the 2D/3D play is still something that gets me. everytime.
i thought it'd be nice to pair the doily piece with a drawing. and then they allowed me to also draw on the wall. so the drawing gets to escape from it's frame. there's such a funny process to that. stand at a wall. i make paper maquettes so that i see what spots might work. and then i move them around. a couple of friends came to say hello while i was working and they said - oh we should leave you alone. i said no - it's better if you distract me because then i can just look out of the corner of my eye and i'll get a better sense of if it's working or not.
if i stare too long i don't know. it works best when it's my gut calling the shots. the brain should just follow. it's about spacing. 2 inches can make or break it.
detail of drawing.
a new post in my make believe collection on poppytalk too. http://poppytalk.blogspot.com/2012/05/my-make-believe-collection-18-jeremy.html have a great weekend internet.