K Staelin | work | topic: perception

k staelin, Hearing you, seeing me., detail

k staelin, Hearing you, seeing me., detail of video

K Staelin
Hearing you, seeing me., 2016
Mixed media with video projection
Approximately 72 x 42 x 24 in.

This sculptural video installation, Hearing you, seeing me., explores differences in how we perceive other people's faces and our own.

K Staelin
Hearing you, seeing me., 2016
Mixed media with video projection
Approximately 72 x 42 x 24 in.

perception series, digital media, drawing , perception


 

k staelin: Chair III, 2013

Chair, 2013
Dynamically processed image
Dimensions variable

perception, time, 2013, still-life

k staelin: kinect series: blue and pink flowers

Blue and Pink Flowers, White Background, 2012
Digital print
8 x 10 5/8 in.

kinect series, 2012, photography, digital media, still-life & perception

k staelin: daffodil series: daffodils VII

Daffodils VII, 2012
Photograph
12 x 12 in.

daffodil series, 2012, photography, still-life & perception

k staelin: daffodil series: daffodils V

Daffodils V, 2012
Photograph
12 x 12 in.

daffodil series, 2012, photography, still-life & perception

k staelin: daffodil series: daffodils I

Daffodils I, 2011-2012
Photograph
12 x 18 in.

daffodil series, 2012, photography, still-life & perception

k staelin: pixel series: image

Image (Picture of a Man), 2012
Plastic gels, acrylic paint, paper
17 1/2 x 14 in.

Seeing through a camera.

pixel series, 2012, drawing & perception

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, cars | cone, 2009

K Staelin
Cars | Cone, 2009
Paint, gel, tape, mirror, with projected dynamic image
Dimensions variable

This work physically articulates how specific our visual focus is - focusing on two things simultaneoulsy is very difficult. The moving cars and pedestrians are one one wall and via mirror, the cone appears on the opposing wall.

K Staelin
Cars | Cone, 2009
Paint, gel, tape, mirror, with projected dynamic image
Dimensions variable

digital media, 2009, perception, landscape


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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: know, 2006

Know, 2006 Homasote, concrete, paint, pigment, glue, marker, charcoal, graphite, medium, gesso, hooks, pins, yarn 42 plus 20-1/2 x 67.957428 in.

k staelin: detail of know, 2006

Detail of Know, 2006 Homasote, concrete, paint, pigment, glue, marker, charcoal, graphite, medium, gesso, hooks, pins, yarn 42 plus 20-1/2 x 67.957428 in.

painting, glue, 2006, physicality, growth

k staelin: square II

Square II, 2006 Homasote, polyurethane glue, paint, chalk, hooks 38 1/2 x 38 1/4 in.

Misleadingly simple, Square II functions on contradictory perceptual levels, playfully addressing ideas of fracture, assemblage and self-presentation. Square II consists of a square piece of homasote, fractured and glued together. A golden square the size of the original square and the color of the glue is painted over the assembled pieces. The extra bits that extend past the original dimensions are painted the wall color (white). An illusionistic shadow under the golden square and support hooks driven through the extra white bits reinforce the dimensionality of the golden square and negation of the extra bits. While ostensibly exploring fracture this piece ultimately expresses assertion.

painting, glue, 2006, physicality

k staelin: marriage ideate

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

painting, 1997, love

k staelin: dances|markings

Dances | Markings, 1995
Oil on canvas
57 1/2 x 62 in.

painting, 1995, body

 

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