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Gone Fission #295

 

[cut paper assemblage] Daniel Stuelpnagel 2013

I started off the series including some cut out maps and photos, which really helped get the project off the ground, then I chose to focus on simply hand-painting with watercolor and other media, so there is an eclectic mix of different appropriated image and photo-fish in this first batch of installations.

Gone Fission #209

 

[cut paper assemblage] Daniel Stuelpnagel 2013

Now I will just paint or cut out a photo for a new fish and put a circle of blue tape on it and find a spot for it on the intermittently empty wall next to my desk, then as I keep looking at it and enjoying the tranquil feeling of scuba diving, I’ll pick another fish painting that has a relationship with the first one, and let them sort of group as they would in nature.

Mapfish

 

An early cutout to start off this series, I like this piece because it is an integrated image where the aspects of the appropriated page seem to tie in with the silhouette and create a plausible image, yet there is also an unmistakable resemblance to the fish being caught in a plastic six-pack holder, one of the most common and deadly yet mundane forms of water pollution.