Fast motion of laser cut on pumpkin, cut time approximately 20 minutes. Original drawing using http://weavesilk.com/ then converted in illustrator to create a pumpkin carving.
When I began the 5 week adventure of volunteering for Swoon I was filled with excitement about this opportunity, I began work the second day of school (I’m attending UC for my MFA in fine art, I’m in my first year and had moved to Cincinnati 2 weeks previous) near my house at The American Sign Museum. (The front half of their facility showcases many neon signs (I later took my self and parents back for a tour and we loved it. I also stumbled into their old location where Essex Studio is now located.)) There were 12 volunteers and I happened into a similar schedule with Lynne, a docent of the CAC, she and I spent many hours side by side cutting and talking. My first day I was only able to cut out one piece but as I invested more time I could cut as many as 5 pieces in a day. These works had a paper print out of the design and eight layers of tracing paper.
As time progressed we moved back and forth from these cut outs, we also cut tiles that were pasted to the wall of the 4th floor ascending into the 5th and I worked with another member of the team on approximately a 15 foot cut out of what might be a tree’s bark.
When we were in the American Sign Museum, I would come in one day and as I stayed for a few hours a new wall would be built, pasted/assembled/painted, and then would come down to go to the CAC. The fast pace amazed me, we were all hands of a giant vision.
The enormity and vastness of her/their works began to have a huge impact as the layers were assembled. Callie operates under the title Swoon Studio, it represents the collaborative and collective effort of the many hands that go into their projects.
Fast Motion Painting
Changing the Wave, 11×14, oil on wood, May, 16, 2016, Jenna Citrus
Music: Danny Boy by The Stockholm Robot
Completed piece, dry.
Thursday, April 28, 2016.
Artist Jenna (Citrus) Rueger is presenting an aural and visual art display of her work in the unique environment of Koch Immersive Theater. While usually reserved for planetarium shows, the domed projection screen inside the Museum’s planetarium is more than just a venue to see stars and giant screen movies. Her work, which consists of photographic designs, original paintings and artwork are to be displayed on the big screen in 360 degree, eye encompassing splendor. Some of the pieces that are to be displayed are reminiscent of rotundas, fractals, and abstract imagery. Many never before seen images of paintings, photographs, and tessellations will be projected for one show only.
Miss Rueger is this year’s Efroymson Bridge Year Fellow at the University of Southern Indiana. This fellowship is presented to a recent graduate from USI and allows the recipient a year to prepare a portfolio for the purpose of applying to graduate programs for a MFA. Jenna will host a solo exhibition of her work in December 2016 at the McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries located at the University of Southern Indiana to complete her fellowship.
Frozen Lakes of Michigan
New York, New York
St. Louis, Missouri
All over Italy.
Prague, Czech Republic
New Bern, North Carolina
Pound’s Hallow, Illinois