Actions of Mass Construction

Christian Nicolay

May 04, 2004 – May 22, 2004


actions of mass construction (ak"shenz)-(uv)-(mas)-(ken-struk"shen)   (n.)'s
1, a process of building or arranging disregarded material into something regarded, regarding the disregarded.  2, an assemblage of incongruous material that transforms into one coherent mass.  3, using an object for another purpose other than its specific function.  4, a method of spontaneous and uncertain experimentation. 

It may be difficult to understand why I would change or modify
The specific function of one thing by taking it apart
Or assembling it incongruously with something else.
It is not a matter of understanding that I am searching for.
But rather, these explorations are a means for ending up in a place
I do not know how to get to
through logical investigations.
That place being
A systematically confused free associative playground
resulting in unfamiliar discourse through unrestrained playfulness.
 I am efficient in order to play with inefficiency more often
Systematically confusing myself with the nature of ones thing and its opposite

When we view the world as complete chaos, it is next to impossible to realize that it is also completely ordered simultaneously at the same time.  Because I use chance, accidents, and completely chaotic processes of mark making or finding materials in my work, I find myself battling with the idea that night and day are opposites, yet they flow in and out of one another everyday.

Without humor, absurdity, or chance
I could not wake up in the mornings
But, without structure, conscious goals, or practice
I would be lost

 Working in many mediums
Makes me mindful more often
Meaning,
I may multiply 3 x 4
And end up with 13.


 

Artist Work
A Horse Walks Into a Bar
44 in x 30 in
Painting, Drawing, and Prints

Artist Work
Actions of Mass Construction #1
7.5 in x 10 in
Painting, Drawing, and Prints

Artist Work
Actions of mass construction #2
8 in x 12 in
Other Media

Artist Work
Be like Mum, she has sense
7.5 in x 5 in
Painting, Drawing, and Prints

Artist Work
Constructivism
50 in x 38 in
Other Media

Artist Work
Cow-car out of luck milk seat
11 in x 12 in
Painting, Drawing, and Prints

Artist Work
Detritus cap wars
7 in x 4.5 in
Other Media

Artist Work
Honeysuckle rose
10.5 in x 17 in
Other Media

Artist Work
ILE
5.5 in x 4 in
Other Media

Artist Work
Le Hot Anglais
8.5 in x 4.5 in
Painting, Drawing, and Prints

Artist Work
Leaning against a 1950's pillow
44 in x 30 in
Painting, Drawing, and Prints

Artist Work
Lost Tennant
8.5 in x 5.5 in
Painting, Drawing, and Prints

Artist Work
Mass
30 in x 22 in
Other Media

Artist Work
Port
18 in x 12 in
Other Media

Artist Work
Ra-Raw Suzy with a saw
18 in x 12.5 in
Painting, Drawing, and Prints

$775 CDN

Artist Work
See-threw
10.5 in x 8 in
Painting, Drawing, and Prints

Artist Work
Self Portrait
72 in x 48 in
Other Media

Artist Work
Self portrait as the guy who broke the fence
50 in x 38 in
Painting, Drawing, and Prints

Artist Work
Sundays
6 in x 6 in
Painting, Drawing, and Prints

Artist Work
The Dentist
8 in x 6 in
Painting, Drawing, and Prints

Artist Work
The Queen's horse has a throat
30 in x 22 in
Painting, Drawing, and Prints

Artist Work
Trimming G.W. Bush
44 in x 30 in
Painting, Drawing, and Prints

Artist Work
Twanee Stone constructing Mass
10.5 in x 7.5 in
Painting, Drawing, and Prints

Artist Work
Without the Smith
47 in x 31.5 in
Painting, Drawing, and Prints

$2950 CDN

Artist Work
Without the Smith
47 in x 31.5 in
Other Media


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