Photographs of Sculptures about Painting #0123
24" X 34" X 1 1/2" (framed)
In his new series, "Photographs of Sculpture about Painting", Nelson explores a mutual cooperation with a new medium and discovers its ideas and asethetic while developing his own. Interested in transparent color and optical color mixing, Nelson uses cleak caulk as his medium and colors it with various pigments and dyes. He dispenses the caulk onto a slick plastic sheet, waits for it to it to cure, peels it up and places it on a plexiglass sheet to photograph it very close up.