KINEMATIC represents a moment in flow.
A water and graphite drawing series that Crown employs to survey concepts of landscape, surface, texture, materiality, time, and environmentalism. The series starts from an investigation into liquid graphite and water, two materials that, like oil and water, do not mix. The poured liquid graphite flows in water creating a dynamic and ephemeral composition. The resulting forms are photographed and printed on flex gesso, reminiscent of the earth’s topography and photos taken from space, while also evoking the wonder of cosmology and space
Crown combines the potential of sophisticated technology with empirical knowledge from the artist’s studio. This mixture of analog with highly specialized innovation mirrors a core intent to create physical objects that embody the desire to grasp the ineffable.
In the context of Crown’s commitment to environmentalism and advocacy against the proliferation of waste and single-use plastics, the intensity of neon in some of the KINEMATIC surfaces casts a vibrant, alarming, and unnatural atmosphere.