Everything and Nothing was Beautiful, 2014
Black Hawk Powder
gun powder, thermochromic pigment and beet-dyed pigment on vellum
100 x 24 in / 254 x 61 cm
Black Hawk is a mechanically assisted series of action paintings that Wagenknecht started in 2007. She creates them with small-scale drone aircraft, and in the process, utilizes simple flight commands such as ‘barrel roll’, ‘take off’ and ‘land’. Among the most recent are works on paper that incorporate heat- and UV-sensitive pigments, furthering her first explorations with liquid acrylics on canvas.