Creating an installation: “Super Creeps” 2013. Alexandra Randall. Concept. Design. Process. The Art. Tools. HOME.
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“Poison-Antidote” was created as a senior thesis body of work when finishing my degree in Studio Art at Salem College. While my concentration was in Printmaking, I began a new medium that year –paper cutting. The main piece was an installation titled, “Super Creeps.”
The installation covered three gallery walls and the silhouette of the largest image, a giant scorpion, wrapped onto the floor and 12 ft. high ceiling. The dimensions of the scorpion were 13’ x 20’, and the work as a whole was 60’ in length.
“Super Creeps” was on exhibit for one month only in Mary Davis Holt Gallery-Elberson Fine Arts Center, Winston-Salem, NC(May 2013).
-various sizes & blades
-cut paper inside box
An overhead projector was used to cast the image of the original small paper cut-out onto the back siding of the vinyl. The outlines were traced with a grease pencil.
The negative areas of the drawing were then cut away with precision, using utility knives on top of a cutting mat.
Secure placement with tape, carefully and painstakingly peel the backing away from the vinyl as I rubbed onto wall with my hands and a squeegee. This process took 8 hours!
Thorns and Brambles
The unique quality of this art work is that it is temporary. In the removal from walls, it is all destroyed. For this particular piece, I was prepared to let it go, as the destruction of the poisonous entity was reduced to its ultimate harmlessness. The installation can be revisited, however, through the photos taken.