I exhibited this piece in the “Shifting Perspectives” art exhibit through the Visual Art League of Lewisville earlier this year.
I had just finished running on the treadmill and was beginning my next set of exercises for the evening. At that point a song I hadn’t heard in years started blaring on the loud speaker of the gym. And so the spark of an idea began!
Title: Brick of Self-Control
Medium: Assemblage Art
Size: 8” Long x 4” Wide x 8 ½” Tall
Denise Holguin is an assemblage artist, photographer and runner. Each of these is represented in this piece, along with lyrics from a 1995 pop-punk song. This work celebrates engaging in interests while vehemently casting doubts aside.
Behind the Scenes
I set up a tripod at the gym and used my iPhone to activate the shutter of my Canon 5D. I was fastidious in my efforts to get the ideal photo. It was important the legs, feet and blur were just right. I ended up having photo shoots on 2 days and I’m sure my fellow gym rats were perplexed. But it was worth it.