Artist Statement

c.flueckiger@ttu.edu

I live on the world’s largest light table, aka Lubbock, TX or The Flatlands.  It is an additive color landscape – more light than land, more horizon than pavement, more sky than earth.  My paintbrush is the sun; my subject is energy.  Sustainable energy becomes a metaphor for ideas about civil rights.  I am currently working on a project inspired by the 19th century speech Solitude of Self, written by Elizabeth Cady Stanton.  Using the blistering West Texas sun for exposure, I blueprint transparencies loaded with Stanton’s handwriting, paper doll graphics and ephemera onto paper that has been coated with cyanotype, a light sensitive chemical. I then place the composition in the sun for exposure and rinse in water to fix images. Finished compositions show a blend of historic and contemporary material culture to create a world of quasi feminist paper dolls that have been washed with history at the speed of a spin cycle.

Writing

Arts Practice Research: From the Art Room, Feb. 15, 2015

Art Reach: Pedagogy and Process at the FATE Conference, April 1, 2015

Wheels on Ice: A Color Strategy, April 25, 2015