Welch, Harry Scoville
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My recent work is a statement combining painting, sculpture, and architecture. The installation here in the Haynes Gallery consists of a painted network of panels and framework constructed out of materials collected from around the Bozeman area. The construction took place from September, 1990 to May, 1991 and was completed in my backyard studio in Bozeman. The structure was then dismantled piecemeal and moved to the Haynes Gallery where it was installed as my thesis exhibit. The installation is a reflection of my fascination with time and its affect on all things. The different painted areas of the installation present a theme of varying abstract studies with color, line, curve, and shape. These studies are fused to create a uniform piece representing both the organic and synthetic qualities of life. The walls are designed in part to represent unconventional billboards, graffiti smattered walls, and a notebook for my day-to-day thoughts. The construction serves as an area for me to explore my interests with the time process by acting as a large tack board for paint and found materials. These different materials are what I use to represent different colors on a picture plane, and when combined they become a sculptural form of architecture. This structure stands as a new form created from time worn parts, ready to undergo a new transformation.