Sudden Burst of Steam
Sudden Burst of Steam is an interpretation of artist Jeff Wall’s Sudden Gust of Wind, which itself is an interpretation of Travellers Caught in a Sudden Breeze at Ejiri by the Japanese painter and printer maker, Katsushika Hokusai.
An exploration of artistic re-appropriation, the piece is a re-imagination of the succession of the original works and examines the trajectory of the first two pieces in a third iteration.
transparency, anodized aluminum, electricity
Vancouver, BC Canada
The slide is from a family vacation many years ago; a visit to the famous geyser, Old Faithful, where the artists’ daughter was captured walking along the wooden boardwalk, while plumes of steam rise up from the earth, and clouds float across a blue sky.