Fission 1978, 16´ x 8´ x 2´
Acrylic on canvas, vinyl, television, motorized Plexiglas®.
For the first time, Hardesty uses moving parts and sounds
in his paneled coonstructions. In this case, the meticulously
dotted purple circle turns slowly against a similarly dotted
background, creating an occilating morié pattern that
grows larger until it vanishes, then shrinks until it vanishes
again. The TV tube, denuded of its cabinet, sputters and crackles.