Mark Handforth's suspended sculpture, Cadmium Red
Giant, is a dynamic collage in the form of a star, like a child's drawing-but 'drawn' with bent metal beams painted a rich cadmium red
Counting them off one by one, he says: "Nuestro taught me a lot of philosophies and theories; Jo Austria taught me to be spontaneous; Tamondong made me more competitive; Benitez helped me forget lawschool; Aviado explained to me Fibonacci; Lindslee introduced me to mixed media; Tanedo taught me to put heart on each piece; Albor gave me the cadmium red
; Roxas showed to me what love was when painted on canvas; Carating introduced Liquitex to me; Jocson made me a deep thinker; Bose taught me to be more substantive; Lao inculcated silence and simplicity to my heart; Kimbs made me more sincere; Abulencia healed my greed for fame; Barrioquinto 'exposed the pig in me; Cordova showed me what a humble heart meant; and Escora influenced me to dress up."
Painted in thinned-out shades of lavender, magenta, cadmium red
, and robin's-egg blue, the medium-size works are closely cropped head shots showing Gilmour's shoulder-length auburn hair and pensive facial expressions, as if he were lost in the ether of his own stardom and mythology.
Artists, especially painters, will probably be familiar with the Italian-like red shade known as cadmium red
; paints of this color used to actually contain the red-orange-brown cadmium oxide as a pigment, but thankfully most modern formulations of the hue have moved on.
Scarlet, Cadmium Red
and Burnt Sienna reward a viewer willing to look behind and into the composition.
A cadmium red
stack of newsprint listing grammatical transitions sat thick and heavy in a small, slightly raised enclave while bolted to the floor and coated in the same semi-reflective safety yellow as street bollards, a pair of hefty plywood slabs accumulated grit from a month's worth of being underfoot.
Contents include five Aquarelle pencils (dark cadmium yellow, cobalt green, cobalt blue, middle purple pink, light cadmium red
), paintbrush, Pitt artist brush pen (black), four canvas boards with preprinted designs (3"x 3"), four foam mounting boards, self-adhesive tape squares, and hanging tabs.
One US company that produces lead-free china paints makes their only exception for their cadmium red
, which they have manufactured for them in Mexico.
Next, students were given palettes of cadmium red
and red-orange tempera paint that had been slightly swirled together and spread thin.
INGREDIENTS: 250ml ready-boiled linseed oil; 4 tbsp pigment (we used Cadmium Red
* Artists' oil pigments, one (37-ml.) tube each of dioxazine purple, cadmium red
deep, cadmium yellow medium, cadmium orange, ivory black, turquoise, and titanium white
At times, patches of colored ground (often cadmium red
) peer through the torn holes in the rough sacking.