This new experiment, as best we can understand, will feature Adkins choosing a famous work of art every day. He'll divide the image into one-inch squares. Then you -- yes, you -- and the artist will copy that tiny section onto a larger block of wood which Adkins will add to a new, larger, woodier simulacra of the original. That's what we think it going down. We're sure you can choose the section you can copy. So, we'll be leaving the tricky, fiddly bits to more talented draftsmen and women.
And, there's the chance to learn from a true artist and even receive "instruction on painting techniques and color mixing."
A perfunctory perusal of Adkins' creative resume suggests someone who has previously battled against comfortable literal interpretation of his work, but this sounds a decidedly friendly and collaborative venture. And, with someone comfortable at home in Las Vegas. A recipe for a good mix.
The pieces will be on display for the length of the residency so you can come back and point out your handiwork to marveling friends and tourists. The jigsaw, mystery nature of these constructions also sound like a repeat visit will reveal surprises.
Adkins will be in the studio Wednesdays through Sundays from 6 to 11 p.m. until February 10.
[Photo: Jason Adkins]