Half painting, half sculpture, a study of balance, chaos and harmony. The piece features a lengthy portrait of a semi-clad lady traced out with coloured screws. Descent weighs over 350lb, and standing seven feet tall, the art installation is a mosaic of 20,000 screws and is a challenge to transport.
The mosaic features large chunks of decking and framing screws set meticulously into painted pine board at varying depths is on entries for the Artprize 2017 ; an independently organised international art competition which takes place for 19 days each fall ( closing October 8 ) in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Created by Bruce Mackley ; an illustrator, and painter of arts, and art theme projects Decsent is one of over a thousand ntrries yet for th 2017 prize. This is the second such piece he has created, the first was entered in a Midwestern art fair last year, where he found it appealed to new and unexpected demographics.
” Choosing such an improbable medium isn’t without some unexpected consequences, and the final effect can be unexpected and somewhat overwhelming. The main challenge is just sticking with it; this piece (as well as my 2016 effort) didn’t really materialize until the final phase” He says.
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