Wednesday, May 16, 2012
($40.00.....6" x 6"......mounted on a 1/8" depth clayboard panel)
"Lettering gives a voice to the deepest things we feel." Whether it's journaling, creating a one off piece of artwork or simply writing on a scrap of paper, lettering allows us to release our deepest feelings on any surface that will receive the written letter.
Today's posting is all about the leading role in the play and the supporting cast. Composition is what the artist does to organize their design space into a coherent whole.
In this piece, the obvious star of the play is the ornate "L". It is the largest letter and the only image which gives the viewer an obvious place to focus their eyes upon. As the viewer gets closer to the piece, they will recognize the supporting cast. Texture is a great supporting cast, giving the viewer some compelling and subtle gestural marks that were created in the gesso before any paint, silver leaf, or collage was applied. And the subtlety of the lime green color is a feast for the eyes against the silver and black.
The "jerky" and erratic letters of the quote were meant to emulate a person writing who is overcome with the emotions they might be feeling that initiated the writing in the first place. You can also clearly see a strong division of space with the gray and silver touching all sides of the space in an unequal fashion so that the black color blocks in all four corners are different sizes. So this is a continuuing analysis of what is happening in the piece to better understand how to enter into design intentionally rather than simply doing whatever comes to mind. Just a few more things to think about.
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