Take off, Crash, Take off, 2014
From the series Black Hawk Powder
Beet-dyed pigment on vellum
87 x 24 in / 221 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.