Projects > Object Impermanence

For the duration of the installation, a new painting on plexiglass is placed on the stand every other day (twelve total) with a piece of ice on top. As the ice melts, the water alters or washes away part of the painting. The tray below collects the water and the runoff from each day. These twelve paintings directly reference the floor tiles of the San Marco Basilica in Venice. A camcorder installed above the stand records and displays a live feed of the melting on a large monitor in a separate room. Afterwards, the paintings are displayed as remnants on a large pedestal.

Object Impermanence
Object Impermanence
12 drawings on plexiglass, gouache, ice, camcorder, MDF, led lights, HD Monitor with live feed
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