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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“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″

 

Maps for My Father, 6 of 7: “Rutgers/New Jersey”

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

In 1988, we moved to New Brunswick, NJ where he worked in the music department at Rutgers University.

(Very) mixed media,* 2017

If you REALLY want to know, it’s foam board, oil and acrylic, spray paint, graphite, white ink, iron-on letter R, and fabric puff paint for the Braille.

8″x10″, $150