OLDS Art

Projects

Opening in December of 2016 at the Foss Waterway Seaport in Tacoma Washington, SHIPWRECK is an ongoing multimedia exhibition surrounding the idea of shipwrecks both literally and metaphorically. Over the run of the exhibition into the spring of 2017, additional works will be added to the show as it grows.

Wrecked, interior view, wood, black acrylic, approximate dimensions 12'x15'x8'.

Wrecked, interior view, wood, black acrylic, approximate dimensions 12'x15'x8'.

Wrecked sculptural installation view with 6'x16' Shipwreck (acrylic on canvas covered panel) painting in the background.

Wrecked sculptural installation view with 6'x16' Shipwreck (acrylic on canvas covered panel) painting in the background.

Works in progress in the studio.

Works in progress in the studio.

Mock-up of Wrecked, 8x8x12", in the shop.

Mock-up of Wrecked, 8x8x12", in the shop.

Detail of Wrecked. Copyright 2017.

Detail of Wrecked. Copyright 2017.

Shipwreck, 6x16', acrylic on canvas covered panel. A ship divided does not float. This is very much a reaction to the 2016 Election cycle.  

Shipwreck, 6x16', acrylic on canvas covered panel.

A ship divided does not float. This is very much a reaction to the 2016 Election cycle.

 

Detail of Wrecked. Copyright 2017.

Detail of Wrecked. Copyright 2017.

Preparations for Wrecked install.

Preparations for Wrecked install.

Detail of Wrecked. Copyright 2017.

Detail of Wrecked. Copyright 2017.

Maritime Flags 253.  With the mission of the Foss Waterway Seaport being all thing maritime and working waterfront, I coupled that emphasis with the local pride of tacoma which you can see on signs, stickers, clothing and more represented by the numbers and area code 253. Both the colors and design accurately reflect the reading of 253. I chose a paisley patterns as the bent cedar, a shape repeated in the pattern, represents resistance.      

Maritime Flags 253. 

With the mission of the Foss Waterway Seaport being all thing maritime and working waterfront, I coupled that emphasis with the local pride of tacoma which you can see on signs, stickers, clothing and more represented by the numbers and area code 253. Both the colors and design accurately reflect the reading of 253. I chose a paisley patterns as the bent cedar, a shape repeated in the pattern, represents resistance.      

SOS Concrete / Steel, 48"h x 18"w x 12" d. Based on the Shipwrecked theme and the pre and post election of 2016, this piece "S.O.S." represents the feeling of helplessness and despair of those results in the moment. A new feeling has replaced that sentiment, that being of fierce resistance, rage, and action.

SOS

Concrete / Steel, 48"h x 18"w x 12" d.

Based on the Shipwrecked theme and the pre and post election of 2016, this piece "S.O.S." represents the feeling of helplessness and despair of those results in the moment. A new feeling has replaced that sentiment, that being of fierce resistance, rage, and action.

SOS detail prior to mounting on stand.

SOS detail prior to mounting on stand.

Wrecked 8 x 10 x 12'  Below: Development of the work in the studio.

Wrecked 8 x 10 x 12'

 Below: Development of the work in the studio.

All Images Copyright 2017.