Client: Private Client
Location: Dallas, TX, United States
Completion date: 2023
Artwork budget: $8,000
So simple yet complex, ‘Metamorphosis’ is there to remind us that growth and expansion require patience, precision, and persistence.
It took 90 hours to create the artwork. I began by studying shapes and angles and how they form patterns. Then I calculated the precise measurements for the 3D triangle that would form a hexagon when laid out on the canvas. After hand-painting the paper, I cut it into thin strips that formed the shape I needed. Every little deviation in cuts or folds resulted in a change in the shape of the triangle, so I needed all 240 of them to be exactly the same size and width to form the perfect and symmetrical pattern. Since the paper I used to create the triangles was smooth, I wanted the surface of the canvas to be equally smooth. Therefore, I applied five thin layers of gesso, sanding the canvas after each layer had dried. Then I laid out all the triangles one by one to form the pattern.
Size: 40*40 inches. Mixed media on canvas.
The dynamic, shape-shifting and color-changing nature of the artwork can help to create a more immersive and engaging environment, providing a unique and memorable experience for those who pass through the space.