A short documentary made in association with Glasstire.com by walley films

new projects,The Whole World — chris on September 15, 2010 at 1:47 pm

Angela and Mark Walley documented the making  of ” The Whole World” from beginning to end. A beautiful representation of both the piece and the process. Only 8 min 38 seconds.

click “chris sauter” below to watch.

chris sauter

Known Universe Constellation Series

Uncategorized — chris on August 23, 2010 at 8:32 am

an ongoing series of small telescopes made from plywood mounted photographs of peoples’ bedrooms. The telescopes rest on shelves fabricated to “match ” each bedroom and the holes in the photo become a constellation of stars. Each photograph measures about 24″ x 36″

The Known Universe: Constellation Sauter (Mike, Linda) side view

The Known Universe: Constellation Frederick Sauter

The Known Universe: Constellation Zubiate Pell side view


new projects,public art projects — chris on August 10, 2010 at 7:51 pm

I am currently working on a project  to comment on the phenomenon in my neighborhood of placing large household garbage out on the side walks and in empty lots year round. I am cutting uterus silhouettes from materials in the trash piles, photographing the resulting holes. The removed uterus shapes will be used to create a cast sculpture to be returned to the neighborhood. The trash piles, I believe, act like hysterectomies in that they  remove potential growth in the neighborhood. The uterus is a potent symbol for life, growth, and history.

The following images are details from two of the many piles worked on.

Wish You Were Here

Exhibition,The Whole World — chris on July 6, 2010 at 3:59 pm

I am in an exhibition at Fort Worth Contemporary Arts running from July 2 to Aug 2.

I have made an installation for the show titled “The Whole World.” On one side of a dividing wall, I cut pieces from the wall to fabricate a microscope and on the other side a telescope. One can see through the wall where the holes overlap. This is my take on the “Theory of Everything” unifying Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity, as well as many other things.


view of microscope side

side view showing microscope on left and telescope on right

view of telescope side

work for new public library

public art projects — chris on June 9, 2010 at 1:40 pm

I have been working for some time now on works for a new public library here in San Antonio at the former Mission Drive-In site adjacent to Mission San Jose. This site has a very long history dating back through pre-colonial days. In the work I am trying to acknowledge the complex and rich history of the neighborhood by using geological strata as visual analogues for the historically rich foundations of the area. I am posting some of the drawings as work has not yet begun on the actual site. Grand opening is slated for some time in March 2011.

Exploding Silos

Exploding Silos — chris on June 2, 2010 at 4:15 pm

“Exploding Silos” is a series of paintings  that show an agricultural system at the point of breakdown. The fleshy pink explosions emanating from the grain silos  are applied with thick impasto. They were first shown at Three Walls in San Antonio in February 2010.

"Exploding Silos" graphite, sprayaint, acrylic, enamel on panel"Exploding Silos III" acrylic, latex, enamel on panel

"Exploding Silo V" acrylic, spray paint, enamel on panel

"Exploding Silos II" spray paint, acrylic, enamel, graphite on panel

"Exploding Silo II" graphite, spray paint, latex, acrylic, enamel on panel

"Exploding Silo III" acrylic, latex, enamel, spraypaint on panel


Theatre Sets — chris on June 2, 2010 at 3:33 pm

The following is a set that I co-designed with Rick Frederick and built for the Attic Rep’ s production of “Blackbird.”

July 2009

The scene is a factory’s filthy break room.

"Blackbird" set seen from above

"Blackbird" seen from above

"Blackbird" set right view

"Blackbird" set left view

“The Goat or Who is Sylvia”

Theatre Sets — chris on June 2, 2010 at 3:06 pm

The following is a set that I designed and built for Attic Rep’s production of “The Goat or Who is Sylvia?”

May 2009

The setting is a living room of a Pritzker Prize winning architect. Upon hearing that her husband (the architect) is having an affair with a goat, the wife begins destroying items in the house. With each action of destruction, perforations open in the set to reveal the artifice of the set. By the final scene, a curtain in the hallway is opened, unveiling mirrors that reflect the back side of the set and the audience. Everything is laid bare.


Uncategorized — admin on October 27, 2008 at 2:13 pm

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