Work progresses on Claudia Comte art installation

After the plywood, paper and chicken wire, the contractor applied stucco and a day later is putting on a top coat in a lighter color.

Parts of the Desert X website are functioning, and I was able to learn that this installation is “Curves and Zigzags” by the artist Claudia Comte.  Here’s more from the website:

“Curves and Zigzags” is the third work from an ongoing series of free-standing walls that straddle painting and sculpture.  Comte’s practice embraces all media with equal ferocity and she uses this series to examine what happens when two-dimensional painting is superimposed on three-dimensional structure.  Unlike graffiti artists, her walls are built specifically for the work they carry.  In “Curves and Zigzags”, the painting starts with a stringent geometric composition that gradually morphs into a more organic wave-like pattern reminiscent of Bridget Riley’s optical paintings or the gardens of Burle Marx.  Playing on the constant exchange of dualities – nature and culture, order and chaos, geometric and organic form – Comte’s wall suggests a walk through the shifting sands of abstraction and on to a place where beauty and contemplation sit side by side.

You can read a biography of the artist on a gallery website here.

The contractor delivered a cargo container (that you can see in one of the photos) for the artist to use while working on her installation, to store materials and whatnot.  How exciting – we should meet her in a couple days!

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