Inverse: “β CVn”

Series of white lines on black.

This one features space stuff.  Everyone likes space stuff.

Beta Canum Venaticorum (β CVn) is a star in the northern constellation of Canes Venatici.

Spray paint, white ink, acrylic, fabric puff paint; 2017

11″x14″, $160

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Plate Tectonics: “Marianas Trench”

The Marianas Trench is the deepest part of the world’s oceans, located in the western Pacific Ocean.   It reaches a maximum-known depth of 10,994 meters in a valley in its floor known as Challenger Deep.

And yes, those are push pins!

Mixed media, 2017

8″ x 14.5″; $125

“Logan IA/Vitruvian”

This is from my series Home Towns, where I paint a person’s origins, layered with their present.

This is Logan, Iowa, the home town of my personal trainer.  It features a water tower (of course!), the town as it appears on a map (highways and river marked), and a hint of da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, an homage to his profession and his dedication to continuous learning.  He is not himself blind or a reader of Braille, but he likes the motif, and so I included it.

8″ x 10″

Commmission/sold 

 

Plate Tectonics: “Latitude/Plate Map II”

The Plate Tectonics Series explores something that fascinates me.  Seriously, look it up. It’s rad.

Half sculpture, half painting, here’s a second version of the plate map.

Mixed media, 2017

18″x24″, $425

Here’s an alternate view; and below, the process as it unfolded!

This is how it looked hanging up at a recent exhibition.

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And here’s how it all came together.

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Sculpting the topography…

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Give some contrast to the layers, then add labels and lava!

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Maps for My Father, 5 of 7: “Manhattan/1981″

This is part of a series of maps of my late father, Newton Hunt. My dad was nearly blind, and read Braille.

In 1981, the year I was born, my parents and I lived at the corner of West 93rd St. and Columbus Avenue in New York.

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In white ink, you can see piano string lengths as my dad was a piano technician, working with Steinway, Yamaha, the Metropolitan Opera, and a variety of colorful private clients..!

And who doesn’t love a good water tower?

Mixed media, 2017

8″x10″, $125