The Activity Beneath The Surface
Silk, sun, sand, salt, wind, wood, water | 2022
Initiated in 2016 on the beach in Fire Island, NY, the Burying Painting: Event Horizons series consists of time-based art installations that Perkins calls post-totem structures. Taking up to two years to complete, these performative installations are created in collaboration with nature itself. First, silk is stretched over wooden frames to make the structures. These structures are semi-buried, placed, or stacked outdoors in various locations for a period of time. They are then left to fade in the sun, be rained on, and experience hurricane force winds, ocean, snow, sand, animals, or whatever else fate has in store.
“I feel like my work is successful when it has drawn your attention back to nature. These are monumental works, yet they are not monuments. They are conceived to be removed, to age, to change.”
- James Perkins
104 x 36 x 3.75 inches
Signed by artist.
The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed by the Co-Founder of Tappan
Framing & Mounting
Our frames are produced from the best quality wood, primarily from Italy. Each is custom cut and assembled by hand to fit your art. Hanging hardware included!
THIN GALLERY FRAME
This modern profile was designed for artists and photographers. Narrow on the front and deep on the sides, our slim mouldings provide a clean, sharp frame for your art, and allows all focus to be on your gorgeous work.
3/4" wide; 1 1/8" deep
UV - PROTECTIVE ACRYLIC
Our acrylic is more expensive than glass, but we use it because it’s clearer, far more impact resistant, and protects your art against UV rays. Framing-grade acrylic has become a new standard in framing because of its “clear” benefits.
THE FULL BLEED
Works are framed flush with the edge of your print without a mat. Request border modifications and spacers, which keep the work from touching the glass.
Adds a white core mat with a bevel cut opening to the edge of your print. If your work has a signature or edition numbering, we will automatically mat around it unless otherwise specified.
We use 4-ply, conservation-grade, acid-free mat board. We match whites and off-whites to your exact piece. Acid-free materials protect your art from yellowing or becoming brittle.
Floating a piece allows for a full view of the face and sides of the artwork. Floating is recommended for original drawings and paintings or any piece produced on specially trimmed paper.
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James Perkins' large, colorful paintings use wind, sun and time to uncover their final forms. Perkins' work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Domino, GQ, CNBC, ABC, FOX Business, Teen Vogue, and Entrepreneur Magazine among others.
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