Acrylic on canvas and on wood
132 x 106 in. | 335 x 269 cm.
‘Vertical lava’ was inspired by a stack of wooden slats that were already set in a beautiful mountain shape, I just added the lava in the form of vertical strips of canvas painted in red.
It belongs to my project ‘Conversation with the Building’, which was conceived of and completed at the Prairie Center of the Arts in Peoria, Illinois, where I spent three months as an artist-in-residence. The project consists of several site-specific installations that converse with architectural elements in the amazing attic of the old brick studio building (120 years old) that served as a rope factory until the 1970s.