Tapestry wall hanging
50 x 60”
Plus £20 p+p to UK/World
Kirsty Harris presents brand new work in the form of a machine woven Tapestry for both the Hyper Limbo Virtual exhibition and the Yeah Totally shop.
Based on her painting with the same title - "Buster Jangle - Easy" blurs the line between eras.
Did the atom bomb mark the start of the Anthropocene?
If so, how does this strange weaving fit into the mix, and how will all these notions sit together in the digital, futuristic realm of Yeah Totally Gallery?
This is one of 3 Artist Proofs with the main edition being of 25.
The piece is hung with magnet - supplied.
Harris's works across a wide range of media from vast oil paintings & projections to ceramics you can hold in your hand, all based around the imagery and data collected on the atom bomb. Referencing the scale, beauty and abhorrent nature of nuclear tests, she delves into the periphery of the subject, the myths, characters and surrounding evidence.
Kirsty Harris >> 'Buster Jangle-Easy'
Excerpt from an interview with Lizz Brady and Kirsty Harris
LB: What are your paintings about?
KH: The decisive moment, a meditation on a split second.
That split second iconically representing our race to self destruction.
The beauty and awe of the landscape, the dust, the glow, the force of the explosion.
The myths surrounding characters in this masterplan to kill ourselves off.
The fight for survival.
We’ve shown ourselves THE END.
I make work stretching a wide range of media - large un-stretched oil paintings on linen, household bleach on paper, oil on glass, audio works, , cyanotypes, short films, ceramics and silverpoint drawings on oak blocks - all based around the imagery and data collected on the atom bomb.
My un-stretched paintings on linen, depicting nuclear tests, are vast and confrontational. Moments of manufactured violence radically disrupt the desert landscape. In Charlie (2017) 112 x 69" each square inch of linen represents 4 tons of TNT – which in turn is the unit of measurement that denotes the yield of the explosion.