K Staelin | work | topic: love + work + conversation

love

k staelin: affinities

Affinities, 2010-now
Flash program
1024 x 768 px

Affinities addresses the question of romantic triangles and how one figures out the "best outcome." Moments of directed thought and lapses of daydreaming are woven into productive, everyday activity. Elements of the “work a day” world compete with the animated flowers and people. Playing with choice, the flowers are programmed to thrive according to whose views and desires are currently favored.

k staelin: affinities

Affinities, 2010-now
Flash program
1024 x 768 px

digital media, 2010, love,thinking

k staelin, sim-me-try, 2009

K Staelin
sim(me) {try};, 2009
Graphite, paint, gel, plastic, mylar, with projected dynamic image
Drawing: 78 1/4 x 74 in., overlayed projection: 74 x 74 in.

Playing with symmetry, expectation and projection, digital versions of the shapes that compose the woman and man in the physical drawing are dynamically projected onto drawing.

K Staelin
sim(me) {try};, 2009
Graphite, paint, gel, plastic, mylar, with projected dynamic image
Drawing: 78 1/4 x 74 in., overlayed projection: 74 x 74 in.

symmetry series, digital media, drawing , 2009, symmetry, love


k staelin: springing

Springing, 2003, 2004
Oil paint, charcoal on linen
60 1/4 x 46 1/2” in.

painting, 2003, love

k staelin: look

Look, 1998
Oil on canvas
72 x 82 1/2 in.

Based on Orpheus, Look plays with the refrain "Don't look back"

painting, 1998, multiplicity, love, time

k staelin: marriage ideate

Marriage Ideate, 1996-1997
Oil on canvas
60 x 59 1/2 in.

painting, 1997, love

k staelin: morning dream

Morning Dream, 1997
Oil on linen
61 1/2 x 49 1/4 in.

painting, 1997, love

work

k staelin: vision dev dev

Vision Dev Dev, 2011
Mixed media on paper
25 x 39 x 5 in.

Regarding work, how should we determine long-term priorities and figure out which immediate projects we should focus on? Who should be involved?

drawing , 2011, thinking, work

k staelin: work

Work, 1999
Oil on canvas
49 1/2 x 60 in.

painting, 1999, work

conversation

k staelin, cpatter/ns

K Staelin
Patter/ns, 2010
Dynamic digital projection, mirrors, patterned rug
112 x 108 x 180 in.

This work is inspired by the distillations and associations made within conversation. Two small mirrors reflect the projected dynamic drawing downwards onto the rug while a third mirror bounces it to a large mirror that in turn bounces it onto the rug. The larger reflection created by the double bounce extends the dynamic, highlighted rug patterns yet further, paralleling how conversation extends beyond the participants.


Documentation of Patter/ns, 2010

k staelin, patter/ns diagram

Diagram of Patter/ns, 2010

digital media, drawing ,2010, perception

k staelin: talking not shown

Talking Not Shown, 2006 Polyurethane Glue, Shelf 4” x 14-1/2” total width x 3-1/2”

Glue evoking beer and cammraderie acquires the interior form of plastic cups, revealing the shape of the now absent container. Metaphorically, the question of container and the contained parallels the elusive relaionship between words and meaning. Talking, Not Shown focuses on the non-verbal connective elements of conversation. When the container, language, is removed, the substance being communicated and the sensibility of that communication persists.

glue, 2006, physicality

k staelin:

Done, 2006 Polyurethane Glue 3-1/2” x 10” x 5-1/2 in. (set of five pieces, “drink” remains)

glue, 2006, physicality

k staelin: telephone

Telephone, 1998
Oil on canvas
46 1/4 x 75 in.

Telephone seeks to capture the interplay with what we see and what we envision while talking on the phone.

painting, 1998, multiplicity

 

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