“STRENGTH” Collection

The loss of a mentor and a period of exploration lead Coffman to find his loudest voice as an artist through his body of work entitled “22:17 series”. This series combined his love of athletic competition, grueling physical regimentation, as well as art to make a statement. Using the iconic symbol of strongman competition, Coffman covered a 500 lb. tractor tire in paint and flipped it non-stop on a piece of raw canvas for 22:17, reaching physical exhaustion. Making the task even harder, he wore a 25 lb. weight vest. This piece lead to another smaller piece entitled “8:40″, where Coffman flipped the same tire covered in paint over a free flowing graffiti piece on canvas for a shorter amount of time. The shorter time was due to a double hernia he acquired while making these works. The operation images are the final image in this gallery.

"Earthmover" 2013 6' x 6' Rubber tire with gold foil. Base is made from welded steel

“Earthmover” 2013 6′ x 6′ Rubber tire with gold foil. Base is made from welded steel

 

22-17 series in process

22:17 series in process

 

22-17 in process

22:17 in process

 

22:17 series 8:40

8:40

 

18:49 Series: Series in process

18:49 Series: Series in process

Hernia Operation Photos

Hernia Operation Photos

 

"Shorts from 18;49 series cast in Resin 1" 2013, 16" x 19" shorts, resin, and stainless steel chains

“Shorts from 18;49 series cast in Resin 1″ 2013, 16″ x 19″ shorts, resin, and stainless steel chains

 

"Shorts from 18;49 series cast in Resin 2" 2013, 19" x 16" shorts, resin, and stainless steel chains

“Shorts from 18;49 series cast in Resin 2″ 2013, 19″ x 16″ shorts, resin, and stainless steel chains

 

"Strength performance piece" 2014, 5' X 18' acrylic on canvas

“Strength performance piece” 2014, 5′ X 18′ acrylic on canvas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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