Choi Jeong Hwa

Korean installation artist Choi Jeong Hwa is awesome!

“I work with things we use every day, and I try and turn them into art” he says. “Plastic doesn’t decompose. Even when it’s old, it looks like new, and it’s recyclable. That’s why I call plastic my ‘master'”.

Vodka, splash guns and algorithms

Absolut vodka created four million uniquely designed bottles using splash guns and color-generating machines, and an algorithm that places individual patterns on top of a specially-applied coat of paint, allowing for a nearly endless sequence of combinations from 35 colors and 51 patterns.

I can’t help wondering about modifying this technique to create splatter paintings. Cool, huh?

What we leave behind…

I visited our exhibition again… and noticed this on the studio floor. It’s from a painting I did with orange fluoro paint and glitter and the painting fell on the floor and Xavier made it into a drawing.

It made me think of the signs and evidence we leave behind us, that show we were here, both tangible and intangible.

The words of Karen Blixen from Out of Africa came to my mind…
If I know a song of Africa, does Africa know a song of me? Will the air over the plain quiver with a color that I have had on… or will the eagles of the Ngong Hills look out for me?

Yes, I’m getting sentimental about finishing the year, and leaving my studio.