A Beautiful Sunrise 1-9

A Beautiful Sunrise 1-9

Beautiful-9 (series)

2010

acrylic and oil on white linen framed

30 7/16 x 30 7/16 x 2 1/2 in  

77.61 x 77.61 x 6.35 cm

A Beautiful Film 2-9

A Beautiful Film 2-9

Beautiful-9 

2013

acrylic and oil on white linen film framed, video, Griffin ChristensenBeautiful, HD video, color, sound, minutes

30 7/16 x 30 7/16 x 2 1/2 in  

77.61 x 77.61 x 6.35 cm

A Beautiful Film 2-9  (detail, verso)

A Beautiful Film 2-9 (detail, verso)

Beautiful-9 

2013

LG-26" LED HDTV, Sony blu-ray DVD player, surge protector, HDMI cable, TV & DVD remote controls, aluminum bars, wood, hanging wire, various fasteners.

30 7/16 x 30 7/16 x 2 1/2 in  

77.61 x 77.61 x 6.35 cm

A Beautiful Still Life 3-9

A Beautiful Still Life 3-9

Beautiful-9 

2010

acrylic and oil on white linen framed

30 7/16 x 30 7/16 x 2 1/2 in  

77.61 x 77.61 x 6.35 cm

A Beautiful Landscape 4-9

A Beautiful Landscape 4-9

Beautiful-9 

2010

acrylic and oil on white linen framed

30 7/16 x 30 7/16 x 2 1/2 in  

77.61 x 77.61 x 6.35 cm

A Beautiful Beach 5-9

A Beautiful Beach 5-9

Beautiful-9 

2010

acrylic and oil on white linen framed

30 7/16 x 30 7/16 x 2 1/2 in  

77.61 x 77.61 x 6.35 cm

A Beautiful Bouquet 6-9

A Beautiful Bouquet 6-9

Beautiful-9 

2010

acrylic and oil on white linen framed

30 7/16 x 30 7/16 x 2 1/2 in  

77.61 x 77.61 x 6.35 cm

A Beautiful Nude 7-9

A Beautiful Nude 7-9

Beautiful-9 (series)

2010, 4/7/13 (sound added)

30 7/16 x 30 7/16 x 2 1/2 in  

77.61 x 77.61 x 6.35 cm

Acrylic and oil on white linen framed. 

Sound: Autour De Lucie, Faux Movement2001, 50-minute 12-second loop @ 40 decibels (same sound level as small raindrops).

Click here to listen to two sample sound tracks.

 

A Beautiful Nude 7-9

A Beautiful Nude 7-9

Beautiful-9 (series)

2010, 4/7/13 (sound added)

30 7/16 x 30 7/16 x 2 1/2 in  

77.61 x 77.61 x 6.35 cm

Acrylic and oil on white linen framed. 

Sound: Autour De Lucie, Faux Movement2001, 50-minute 12-second loop @ 40 decibels (same sound level as small raindrops).

Click here to listen to two sample sound tracks.

 Verso and inset:  Apple iPod Nano (insertable ), speakers, speaker cable, USB cable, USB power adapter, wood, hanging wire, various fasteners.

 

Painting and sound. It is important to have the correct sound level. It should be difficult to hear.  As the viewer comes upon the painting, they can detect a slight sound.  They are drawn in.  They come closer and closer.  Next thing they know, they're leaning into a beautiful nude (at least the words "a beautiful nude").

Autour de Lucie is an indie pop band from Paris.  The french vocals and overall composition are an ethereal beauty!  The sample sound tracks are only two of eleven.  They can be found by clicking here.  You should really listen to the entire album.  

The album is meant to play in a continuos loop.  But, just in case, the iPod is easily accessible by simply inserting your thumb and index finger into a dugout in the the top of the frame. You can pull the iPod up to access the commands.  When completed, the iPod drops back down out of sight. Ideally, an electrical outlet is located directly behind the painting. If hung in the installation painting "Beautiful-9" it can share an outlet with "A Beautiful Film 2-9". Please refer back to the "Beautiful-9" tab for the complete series.

A Beautiful Portrait 8-9

A Beautiful Portrait 8-9

Beautiful-9 

2010

acrylic and oil on white linen framed

30 7/16 x 30 7/16 x 2 1/2 in  

77.61 x 77.61 x 6.35 cm

A Beautiful Sunset 9-9

A Beautiful Sunset 9-9

Beautiful-9 

2010

acrylic and oil on white linen framed

30 7/16 x 30 7/16 x 2 1/2 in  

77.61 x 77.61 x 6.35 cm

Beautiful-9

Beautiful-9

2013 

Installation painting

9 individual paintings overlapping hung in an elliptical pattern, acrylic and oil on white linen framed, installation view.

55 7/16 in x 27 ft  x 5 in

140.81 cm x 680.56 cm x 12.7 cm

 Sound: Autour De Lucie, Faux Movement, 2001, 50-minute 12-second loop @ 40 decibels (same sound level as small raindrops). 

Click here to listen to two sample sound tracks.

Hardware for sound ("A Beautiful Nude 7-9"): Apple iPod Nano (insertable), two speakers, speaker cable, USB cable, USB power adapter, wood, hanging wire, various fasteners.

Hardware for video ("A Beautiful Film 2-9"):  LG-26" LED HDTV, Sony blu-ray DVD player, surge protector, HDMI cable, TV & DVD remote controls, aluminum bars, wood, hanging wire, various fasteners.

 

This installation painting is displayed in an arch like the sun moving across the sky from sunrise to sunset.

For more information please refer to the  future blog.