VeraChroma: Renegade

My former co-worker/partner, associate and great friend, Leilani is also an artist. She makes art out of old paint chips. She cuts them into squares, arranges them in a beautiful morphing pattern, links them with filament and turns them into great panels of kinetic sculpture that shimmer in the sun and moving air.

Like oscillating pixels that never resolve, they relax and inspire a wandering eye and mind. Her piece Renegade is the largest she’s ever created. It is about 10 feet by 15 feet. It is lit from above and below with led strips and animated by the spinning blade of a simple fan, churning central air, or the ambling of passing bodies. It hung at the Ft. Mason Center for Arts and Culture in San Francisco for Renegade Craft Fair in 2013. It now resides at the Sierra Arts Gallery in the Riverside Building on Virginia Street and the Truckee River in Reno. Until it sells…

I shot the video aboveĀ for her as a promo for the sale of the piece, which she seeks to find a permanent home for. There will be an artists reception for the piece on March 12th from 5 to 7 PM at the Sierra Arts Gallery. More info on the event here.

Here is another video I shot of her art several years ago at a party in her home. We staged this little get together as a way to emphasize the connection between people and art and interaction. It was a nice evening!

Vera Chroma from Mike Henderson on Vimeo.