Trajectory_Repression/Projection

7mm Trajectory: Projection, 2010
gunpowder, gold leaf, graphite, acrylic, wood _ 24″x 48″x 12″

.243 Trajectory: Repression, 2010
gunpowder, gold leaf, graphite, acrylic, wood _ 24″x 48″x 12″

These are pieces I made over the holidays. They are a more complicated exlopration of the Trajectory pieces I made in 2009. Viewing these pieces as cultural portraits based on my upbringing in New Mexico creates an emotional read belied by the symmetry and structure. Each element [gold, graphite horizon, gunpowder trajectory, and the complex structure] provides symbolic content commenting on the the psychological impact of classical masculine cultures.

Video of some of the burns:

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