Diamonds for Winter Sun, a site conditional installation for room B4130
-32 (Diamond Dust)
oil on canvas, 140 x 120cm
–32 (Diamond Dust) March 31st, 2022, 1pm to 5pm
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
April 8th, 2022
This site conditional installation included both a painting and a video. The painting was created specifically for that room. It was meant to be installed on the West facing wall that received natural light and would therefore change the perception of the painting as well as frame it in different ways.
The painting was installed on March 24th, 2022 and documented over a period of time under different lighting conditions. Sunny, overcast, partly cloudy and so forth. The documentation process was helping me to positioned the painting within the sunny area of the West facing wall in room B4130. The challenge was that winter solstices had just come to an end and the inclination of the earth was changing quite fast reducing the sun penetration in the room. I moved the painting 3 times and by the time the critique was on, the sun no longer aligned with the painting as per the initial vision for it.
Documentation – March 24th, 2022, sunny day.
On that date, the painting aligned perfectly to the vision I had for it.
Documentation – March 29th, 2022, overcast day with sunny periods
Already 5 days later you can see that the shadow is now touching the top left corner of the painting where on the 25 there was a space of about 2 inches.
Documentation – March 31st – in the shadow of a sunny day
This is the day I did the best video documentation. It was super sunny. These picture where taken before the sun hit the wall and it was super purple at an angle and turquoise when looking at it from the front. .
Documentation – April 1st, 2022, overcast, raining and low light.
Documentation – April 5th, 2022, sunny.
By April 5th, the shadow is totally overlapping on top of the painting. Well.. this was intended for the winter sun and we are now in spring!
Critique Day– April 8th, 2022, overcast with bright moments. No documentation.
Documentation – April 12th, 2022, sunny day