I subscribe to a magazine called Art in America.
Sometimes, I will see a work that grabs me. Something about it...
this was about the color, space, and contrast.
I wanted to recreate it in fabric.
The artist is Rico Gatson. I decided to look him up and was surprised at what I discovered about this picture. It appears to be a photograph taken in a gallery.
This is a sculpture called Magic Stick #15. Behind this is a series of painted wood panels called
Untitled (Collective Power).
The oddest thing is that no matter how hard I looked, I couldn't find the section in the magazine anywhere in this photograph. Even if I tried to imagine the camera at different angles, I still couldn't find it.
Nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoyed making this wall hanging. I used only Fossil Fern fabric from Benartex which I felt lent itself nicely to the design..
I found more pictures of Rico's entire exhibition and am inspired to explore this more deeply.