archive of sky –
part one –
I am interested in emptiness.
I am interested in the myths, constructs, and principles that humans project onto the process of life.
I believe that the sky is a perfect totem for emptiness.
I enjoy that computer technicians have developed hex codes, which assign a series of numbers and letters to describe all colors of the spectrum. This is the perfect example of a construct being projected onto a phenomenon that has no inherent meaning.
part two –
Every day I take a photo of the sky. I log the code of a random pixel of color from that photograph. I share the photographs via social media. @archiveofsky
I look for patterns in the codes and in the colors of these pieces of sky.
In response to those codes and colors I am developing a sequence of paintings.
The paintings are in three sizes: 6”x6”. 18”x18” 36”x36”
I am selling a number of the smaller paintings, (6”x6” and 18”x18”)
I accepting commissions to paint people’s favorite hex numbers – abstracting a piece of sky.
All paintings will be sold at the lowest possible price-point.
I am painting twenty-three 30”x30” canvases. These paintings will also show pieces of sky.
These paintings will be exhibited in a bunker, a mine, or a cellar. A place devoid of light.
Audiences will be invited to view the work, by carrying their own light source into the place devoid of light.
part three –
To celebrate the archive of sky I have registered a new religion with the State.
The State has its own code for recognizing the existence of things like religions.
The archive of sky has an UBI Number: 604 395 *** (remaining digits concealed to protect privacy)
In the view of the State this UBI Number asserts that the archive of sky meets the criteria of a spiritual organization, and thus it must be recognized as a religion.
As such, these paintings may be considered religious artifacts. You may look over their artistic failings, but rejoice in their numinous qualities.
part four –
The archive of sky has only two tenets:
#1 Try to spend twenty minutes a day directly beneath the sky, contemplating the interdependence of all things.
#2 Try to be kind (Try to not be an asshole)
part five –
Over the next two years I will:
Work on completing and exhibiting the large archive of sky paintings.
Seek out artists of all abilities to help with a global street art project, and the construction of ‘square inch cathedrals’ on every continent*
Distribute pamphlets that encourage kindness, beauty, and the generation of art in all disciplines.
Write, and publish, a book called the archive of sky which will discuss emptiness, meaninglessness, and beauty.