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James Perkins

Happy To See You (Blue)

$ 15,000.00

  • 62.5 x 9.2 inches | Original Work


Silk, sun, wood, ocean water, hand made frame | 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


62.5 x 9.2 x 2 inches


Signed by artist.

The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed by the Co-Founder of Tappan

James Perkins

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.