Monday, November 14, 2011

"Don't Stop!" (sold)


"Working through the process means to start and don't stop!" Any endeavor requires this kind of determination. It has both secular and sacred implications that affect every area of life. It sounds easy, but it is not. Just something to think and pray about for a very long time.

Circles are symbolic of eternity. The most common use of a circle is probably a wedding band symbolizing eternal love. In this piece I have chosen to include circles made out of steel. One is a sculpture and the other is a "gear". Gears imply that something is happening....there is work going on. So in thinking about working through a process, it was the perfect symbol.

In thinking about the division of space, I chose to place the lettering where it would connect or overlap other shapes that would then touch two edges of the design space. The more I do this, the more I've come to realize just how important it is to have strong divisions that go from edge to edge. So the placement of metallic leaf and collage elements becomes very strategic.

One more decision that added depth was the inclusion of charcoal powder brushed  over both sections and sides of the metallic leaf. It mimics the "smudging" techniques that also create so much depth. Just something to try or think about.

1 comment:

  1. I like the charcoal smugdes across the sides, it really does add dramatic depth. Is that a real gear? It looks really cool, my eye keeps traveling from one circle to the other! Great composition!