Issue 7 Feature: Light Painting Triptych

Light Painting Triptych is an installation experience by artist Francesca Edwards.

Process Note: Studying the Interaction between Digital Colours and Physical Colours.

“I am an abstract mixed media artist from England, focused around the concept of digital art vs physical art, and how utilizing specific techniques can transcend the viewer into a sensory, physical or psychological state. Creating an experience is one of the most important aspects in my practice, I want the people viewing my work to feel immersed in it, and remember the experience long after they have left the gallery space. 

In June I completed my BA Fine Art Degree at Loughborough University, and I am currently studying for my Masters Degree in Curation at the University of Essex. Expanding my knowledge of both art and how to curate the art is important to me, alongside furthering my own artistic career within the contemporary art field. 

Stimulated by the concept of colour interaction, my installations explore the dialogue that is created between the painted surface and the colour illuminations when colour changing sequences are projected on top of the canvases.

By combining abstract painting with colour changing projection it allows me to see the direct affect that digital light has on painted colour, and how changing the hues of this light can create immersive colour transformations. My gestural paintings are photographed, digitalized and then projected back onto the original canvas. This second layer depicts an animated colour sequence that illuminates the painted colours, creating a sense of movement across the space.

‘Light Painting Triptych’  favours the audience viewing from the entirety of the space as the wide-span projection bleeds off the canvas it fills the room with changing hues. The employment of 3 projection paintings working simultaneously together ensures that the space is filled with a range of hues that directly complement and contrast each other. My aim is for the viewer to enter the space and feel completely submerged in colour.”

Bio: Stimulated by the concept of colour interaction, Francesca Edwards’ installations explore the dialogue that is created between the painted surface and the colour illuminations when colour changing sequences are projected on top of the canvases. Find more work online francescaedwardsfineart on Instagram.

Issue 7 Feature: Darkreconstruction & Minika Ko & Jose Juarez

Process Note:

This summer, we collaborated on creating a pair of one-of-a-kind, hand-painted dresses as part of the USPS Art Project.

These were exhibited at the Pelham Art Center, and the Ely Center of Contemporary Art. Both of us were inspired to go in a beachy, goddess-like direction.

It took us two weeks to make these dresses. I also made necklaces from seashells I had found on the beach during the spring lockdown in Queens and Long Island. 

Creator Bios:

Darkreconstruction is a nonbinary painter working in an abstract expressionist style. They live and create in Queens, NY. Their work focuses on organic textures, soothing colors, and simple shapes contrasting against complex color palettes. They are inspired by concrete walls overgrown by ivy and tree branches, train underpasses covered in graffiti and grass, a strong New York summer rainstorm beating against their window, the decaying Red Hook warehouses, tiny alleys, and the way the air smells on the first few days of September. Their website is darkreconstructionart.com and their Instagram is @darkreconstruction. 

Photographer Jose Juarez borrowed a friend’s camera for a few hours ended up using college savings to purchased a camera. “I don’t limit the work I do to any labeled general, I just want to make photos.” -Jose Juarez from personal website.

Minika Ko is the founder and designer of her eponymous company, Minika Ko LLC, and the designer behind the brand KOVASKY. Her high performance fashion line, KOVASKY, combines high fashion with cutting-edge textiles. The collection offers stylish and functional womenswear from business attire, evening wear, to athleisure outfits – all beautiful, comfortable and machine washable. Her website is minikako.com and her instagram is @minikako. 


INTRODUCING –– THE TINY SPOON BLOG

Welcome to the Tiny Spoon Blog! We are excited to announce this online expansion to our literary magazine as a space for further creation and community!

In reading submissions for Issue 7 Collaboration, we were absolutely dazzled by so many of the art projects shared with us. They ranged from event-poems captured in film and video to art installments of shifting colors projected on a canvas. Many of these multimedia submissions would benefit from color presentation or even video and audio accompaniment. Our excitement to publish them led to our desire to create a blog that would not only meet our needs to expand Issue 7 beyond its print edition, but to allow our vision of Tiny Spoon to continue to expand and grow. 

With our first round of upcoming blog posts, we will be featuring work of Issue 7, some of which will also appear in the print edition. With the nature of many of the projects, an online forum will allow them to be appreciated in their expanded form. We’re excited for the interaction between our print and online editions–– the print will house the work’s physical form and the online blog will expand on the work, including multimedia material so a piece can be viewed in the round. 

Within our new blog, we will also cultivate a space of conversation with opportunities to share more voices on an online platform. Soon we’ll be featuring interviews with contributors and community members. We’ll highlight our contributor’s creative processes and projects, to give them space to share their stories. We want to not only appreciate the literature and art created by individuals, but to learn more about what drives all of us as creatives to do what we do.

Tiny Spoon is incredibly excited by this new endeavor which allows us to pursue our vision to be more inclusive and accessible to our audience and contributors alike. It is just one way that we are inspired to foster community and support the multitude of creative practices that you share with us. 

Stay tuned for all we have in store! Please comment with suggestions, curiosities, and more! We want to hear from you!