K Staelin | work | 2007-2008

2008

k staelin, to (commute), 2009

To (Commute), 2008, 2009
mixed media including, ink, gel, yarn, mylar
66 x 74 in.

16 miles NNW, approximately 45 minutes. The left panel shows the route as recalled: Weston Road, jig jog, left onto 117, vere right, right on 126, #56. The right panel shows the route as captured by maps.google.com with the sequential maps in geographically inverse order.

"about..." series 2008, 2009 estimation drawing

k staelin, to (commute), 2009

Detail, To (Commute), 2008, 2009
mixed media including, ink, gel, yarn, mylar

Left panel.

"about..." series 2008, 2009 estimation drawing

k staelin, to (commute), 2009

Detail, To (Commute), 2008, 2009
mixed media including, ink, gel, yarn, mylar

Right panel.

"about..." series 2008, 2009 estimation drawing

k staelin: a.m., 2008

A.M., 2008
Pastel, colored pencil, graphite, gouache, watercolor, paper
81 x 88 in.

Working within the "short-term memory time frame," A.M. captures a brief, specific moment from the morning commute through the park--eyelevel shifts higher, the sky widens, water below,turn right to work.

a.m. series 2008 perception drawing

k staelin: a.m.: approach, 2008

A.M.: Approach, 2008
Acrylic, medium, ink, pearlescense, plastic film, marker on canvas Paper: 9 x 12 in.

Brief, specific moment from the morning commute through the park.

a.m. series 2008 perception drawing

k staelin: a.m.: green, 2008

A.M.: Green, 2008
Acrylic, medium, graphite, pearlescense
9 x 12 in.

a.m. series 2008 perception drawing

k staelin: a.m.: here II, 2008

A.M.: Here II, 2008
Digital image on mylar with acrylic, medium, pigment
Paper: 9 x 12 in.

Brief, specific moment from the morning commute through the park.

a.m. series 2008 perception drawing

k staelin: a.m.: --turn--ing--ed: north here, 2008

a.m.: ››turn>>ing››ed: north here, 2008
Ggraphite, thread on mylar
4 1/2 x 9 in.

Keeping the sense of North while turning. 1 of 25 drawings exploreing the act of turning onto a path by dividing it into three moments and drawing various sensory information for each of the three moments.

a.m. series 2008 perception drawing

k staelin: a.m.: --turn--ing--ed: change - people and ground, 2008

a.m.: ››turn>>ing››ed: Change - people and ground, 2008
Colored pencil, gouache, graphite, mylar
4 1/2 x 9 in.

Notion of the path as cobbled from ever different moments, the people coming and going quickly, the seasons more steadily. 1 of 25 drawings exploreing the act of turning onto a path.

a.m. series 2008 perception drawing

k staelin: a.m.: --turn--ing--ed: pivot, 2008

a.m.: ››turn>>ing››ed: pivot, 2008
Tape, graphite, thread, mylar
4 1/2 x 9 in.

Anticipating and pivoting. 1 of 25 drawings exploreing the act of turning onto a path.

a.m. series 2008 perception drawing

k staelin: imprint, 2008

Imprint, 2008
C-Print face mounted on Plexiglas
7 5/8 x 16 in.

Nguyen Ngoc Loan, Nguyen Van Lem Eddie Adams, Vo Suu, February 1,1968, Saigon. News photo rendered in mirror and glass and photographed, New York, 2008.

imMediate series, photography, 2008, war & media

2007

k staelin: room|branch, 2007

Room|Branch, 2007
Graphite, gouache, conte, charcoal, watercolor, yarn, marabou, bead, paper
Paper: 28 x 33 1/8 in.

Preparatory drawing for the installation "Room." This drawing plays with levels of attention. Dark red circles give way to more refined representations of the chairs, just as ones sense of a chair changes as it falls in and out of peripheral vision.

k staelin: room|branch detail, 2007

Detail of Room|Branch, 2007

Window frame and tree rendered as I understand them to be and see them to be.

room series 2007 perception drawing peripheral vision

k staelin: diagram of room, 2007

Diagram of Room, 2007

Room consists of 7 works that play with levels of attention.

room series 2007 perception peripheral vision

k staelin: chair, 2007

Chair, 2007
Tape, gouache, wire, bead, yarn, nylon line, marabou, plumb bob, graphite, pastel, charcoal, paper
78 x 44 1/2 x 29 in.

Chair shows a chair that one is aware of but not looking at directly. It's the red thing over there and the closest corner is about "here."

k staelin: chair, 2007

Detail of Chair, 2007

Another view of Chair. At certain angles the yarn, beads, and drawn shadow visually coalesce and register as a "real" chair.

room series, sculpture, drawing , 2007, perception, still-life, peripheral vision

k staelin: uninteresting wall, 2007

Uninteresting Wall, 2007
Gouache, conte, graphite, bead, marabou, nylon line, paper
78 x 88 in.

Even though we may not focus on the most of the walls we encounter in a day, we register certain aspects such as height. This drawing explores this process of selectively registering information.

k staelin: uninteresting wall detail, 2007

Detail of Uninteresting Wall, 2007

Corners noted with beads and lines.

room series, drawing , 2007, perception, peripheral vision

k staelin: door, 2007

Door, 2007
Yarn, bead, marabou, nylon line
94 x 8 in.

Detail of a sculptural drawing of a doorway and one's instinctual awareness of the opening edge handle.

room series 2007 perception sculpture

k staelin: room in a pocket, 2007

Room <--> Pocket, III, 2007
Gouache, paper
5 x 5 x 5 in.

Condensed understanding of a space for filing away.

room series 2007 perception

k staelin: room eyelevel, 2007

Room Eyelevel, 2007
Gel, bead, wire, gouache, yarn, paper
5 x 5 1/2 x 6 3/4 in.

Sketch of one's eyelevel.

room series 2007 perception

k staelin, name?, 2007

Name?, 2007
Paper, leather, pastel, gouache, colored pencil, marabou, yarn, beads
60 x 76 in.

Name? articulates the process of trying to recall a name. - It's longish, begins with “C”
“Ca...” “Ce...” "Ci..." What could it be?

"about..." series, drawing , 2007, estimation & recall,thinking

k staelin: sitting >> here, 2007

Sitting>>Here
Cable, chain, hardware, beads, marabou, paint, nylon line, dust, texture, glue
117 x 70 3/4 x 40 1/2 in.

The sensations/calculations in sitting down.

plying sight series, drawing , sculpture, 2007, sensation, perception, body

k staelin: doorway, 2007

Doorway, 2007
Coated cable, chain, hardware, marabou, ostrich feathers, plumb bob, pulley, line
66 x 19 1/2 x 12 in.

A delicate white paper vase sits on a table. Yarn marks the distance to the vase and then the eyeÍs leap between the orange of the petals and postcard.

plying sight series 2007 perception sculpture

k staelin: snap II, 2007

Snap II (here), 2007
C-Print face mounted on Plexiglas
8 x 16 in.

Nguyen Ngoc Loan, Nguyen Van Lem, Eddie Adams, Vo Suu, February 1,1968, Saigon. News photo rendered in mirror and glass and photographed, Brooklyn, 2007.

imMediate series, photography, 2007, war & media

k staelin: road away, 2007

Road Away, 2007
C-Print, face mounted to Plexiglas
9 x 9 in.

Phan Thi Kim Phuc and Huynh Cong (Nick Ut) with soldiers, siblings, cousins and others, 1972. Ut's photo rendered in mirror and glass, photographed, Mattapoisett, MA, 2007.

imMediate series, photography, 2007 , war & media

k staelin: untitled (vase), 2007

Untitled (Vase), 2007
Paper, plastic, yarn, postcard, clock, pencil, gouache
Approx. 50 x 48 x 30 in.

A delicate white paper vase sits on a table. Yarn marks the distance to the vase and then the eyeÍs leap between the orange of the petals and postcard.

plying sight series, sculpture, 2007, perception, still-life

k staelin: seeing yarn diagram, 2007

seeingYarn, 2007
Diagram

Consisting of three drawings and yarn, Seeing Yarn investigates the process of seeing a line of yarn connecting the floor and ceiling. One drawing shows the yarn seen peripherally, one drawing explores the identification of it as yarn and a third examines the process of assessing it's dimensions, location and basic qualities.

k staelin: seeingYarn installation, 2007

seeingYarn, 2007
Installation

k staelin: seeingYarn, 2007

seeingYarn (ID), seeingYarn (calculate), seeing Yarn (glance), 2007
Mixed media on paper
Each: 78 x 44-1/2 in.

plying sight series 2007 perception installation

k staelin: seeingYarn (ID) II, 2007

seeingYarn (ID) II, 2007
Mixed media on paper
78 x 44-1/2 in.

plying sight series, drawing , 2007, perception, recall

k staelin: view/study, 2007

View/Study, 2007
Paper, gouache, plastic, tape, glue, pastel, graphite, colored pencil, water color, marker, yarn, beads, marabou
44 1/2 X 50 x 28 in.

Situated in a corner, this landscape records the act of looking out the window and includes spatial calculations, color notations and the peripheral blur of the interior.

plying sight series, drawing , 2007, perception, landscape, peripheral vision

k staelin: uncountable date, 2007

Uncountable Date, 2007
Mixed media on wall
West wall: 96 x 60 in.; East wall: 83-1/2 x 31 in.

Uncountable Date shows two views from a terrace. The drawing looking out includes afterimages from looking at the sun, yarn marking the placement of the feet and visual perspective indicating the placement of the eyes. The drawing of the wall behind shows rough impressions of what I know to be behind me.

plying sight series, drawing 2007, perception, landscape, still-life

k staelin - Rising and Leveling

Rising and Leveling, 2007
PVA glue, ink, tacks
14-1/4 x 13-3/4 ix 5/8 in.

painting, glue,2007, physicality

k staelin - mo-ve-ment

Mo(ve)ment, 2007 PVA glue, orange construction chalk, pigment, magic marker, picture hanging hardware 18-1/2 x 18-1/2 in.

painting, glue,2007, growth

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