We took a break today to eat some homemade pumpkin cheesecake prepared by Brent's superhuman sister-in-law to celebrate the happiest of Halloweens! Brent has a whole lot of family that has migrated down here to Texas so this show is an extra special one since they don't really get to see his work in person a whole lot. Before (and after) the break though we worked steadily, hanging elements to this thing we're building. I don't know how to describe it other than it is a kind of a multi-planed-three dimensional drawing (?) dealing with lines from a piece Brent recently wrote, a piece that deals with a lot of the same ideas of Gravity but presented in a completely new context.
It's pretty exciting and I really can't explain the intensity of the words Brent has started writing. I was so blown away by the new writings that I even forced him into a conversation about how he writes. He pretty much seems to start in the middle of an idea and then works his way around the idea until a sentence is formed, does that make any sense? It's a way he makes most of his art too, devising a meaningful truth he wants to convey and then using whatever he has around to, literally, build upon this center. It's completely mind boggling how he does it...even moreso how he is able to do it and still manage to incorporate a picture of a dog in a spacesuit! Puppy cosmonaut? Now that is one perfect Halloween costume!