A sheet of blotter acid is the type of painting that gave inspiration for 247. Happiness and Poison. The blotter features a hundred evenly-spaced dots on a grid, a quarter inch in diameter, placed edge to edge on a letter-size sheet of paper. Each dot is comprised of a single drop of colored L-25 solution applied with an eyedropper. Most interesting to me is that the blotter is a painting to be eaten, dot by dot. And like any good painting, it imposes an effect on the engaged subject’s perception.
From Jeff Koegel: Slow Chemical Orchestra
, currently at Merry Karnowsky Gallery
Los Angeles, 247. Happiness and Poison
2012, Acrylic and Pumice on raw linen over wood panel, 40 x 34 in.