Paper, Pen, Letra-set, Glass, Wood, 6′ x 4′.
This is a hand drawn picture of my Grandpa Jack on his last day on earth. Propped up in his hospital bed, Grandpa Jack nurses a Coca-Cola, a coffee, and water in a styrofoam cup with a straw.
Grandpa Jack is set behind glass (a panel from an old patio door), and acts as a larger-than-life paint by number. All of the colour names were lifted from paint-chip samples; personal association is needed to decide which colour is appropriate for each section.
Grandpa Jack, opening night @ Open Space.
Viewers are invited to colour on Grandpa Jack; markers are provided, as well as a spray bottle of glass cleaner, so participants can alter or erase other peoples contributions. Throughout the duration of the exhibition, Grandpa Jack changed daily.