Fortuna : Act One (North vs South) 55" x 37"
Production Dates 9-26-14 / 10-23-14
I found a series of maps depicting the day’s events during well-known American Civil War battles. I was transfixed by the ability of the maps to tell a complex story without any supporting text or imagery. It seemed appropriate considering the way my works relying on the chronological snap shots to build a contextual history for the viewer.
The work can be broken into two parts based on when the image sets changed. The first half features a Stag (protector), the NBA Lincoln (equality), cartoons of BBW exercising (redemption) ,elements of the Dixie flag (less then) and a 16:1 aspect ratio.
During the production of a piece that does not have a preselected image set I will often commit to an element in this case it was the Stag to serve as an anchor, the one thing that does not change. This forces the surrounding real-estate to evolve. This also creates an environment dependent on attrition where elements are combined and redistilled until they are replaced.