Electric

Devin Feely
Paint and marker on electrical box, 2017
 

A view from the front side of the sculpture titled Electric on the Karl Stirner Arts Trail in Easton, Pennsylvania, featuring an electricity meter with shapes on it created by paint and marker.A close-up view of a portion of the abstract art created with paint and marker in the artwork titled Electric on the Karl Stirner Arts Trail in Easton, Pennsylvania, featuring an electricity meter.A close-up view of a portion of the abstract art created with paint and marker in the artwork titled Electric on the Karl Stirner Arts Trail in Easton, Pennsylvania, featuring an electricity meter.

Electric focuses on the disturbing presence of a manmade structure, an electric box, in nature. Often such structures are hidden or camouflaged by park planners to avoid imposing on the experience of nature. In contrast, Electric boldly draws attention to its presence and celebrates the nuances of its setting.

Based in Easton, Feely works on his art while meditating. He is interested in what is created in the moments between mindfulness and relaxation of the mind. Feely almost never plans his work. He begins with a line and lets that line and his surrounding environment decide how the piece develops. While drawing, he listens to music. The music directly impacts his process, resulting, for example, in a straight line representing a sustained note of an instrument or a voice.

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