Eric Cameron

Light

1979-1992
Eric Cameron's "Thick Paintings" are made by repeatedly painting acrylic gesso onto carefully selected objects. Creating a "Thick Painting" of light was an appealing idea which proved difficult to realize. The yellow desk lamp he chose to cover could not, after a while, support the weight of the gesso applied to it. In an unusual move, Cameron decided to free the lamp itself from its gesso shell, but continued to paint on the cord, which eventually assumed enormous proportions in relation to its original length.
Artist
Title
Light
Date
1979-1992
Medium
Sculpture
Materials
2625 half-coats of acrylic gesso and acrylic on desk lamp
Dimensions
42 x 207 x 40 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Gift of the artist, Calgary, 1992
Accession number
36874