Wednesday, August 29, 2012
"Aspirations and Habits"
"Aspirations live or die based on the habits we form." An aspiration is a strong desire to achieve a particular outcome. We all have them and the only way to achieve them is to form the habits that will insure the desired outcome.
The movement in this piece is very interesting and determined the placement of the additional collage pieces. The penciled lower case "a" and the lettering to the left center was done first on blank 140 lb HP. The pouring medium + fluid acrylic was done next and the the additional collage pieces were printed on silk tissue paper and adhered on top of the pour.
There are so many places where collage pieces can be placed, but it is best to pay close attention to what is going on in the pouring medium and the directional lines that flow from that. The black color block appears to ascend upward and around which made it obvious that the decorated capital needed to end up at the end of those diagonal lines of black. The black lettering adhered to the bottom was a nice final touch.
And even though this is only a 4" x 6"... there is interest and detail with some areas left alone. In summary, there are echoes of lettering in different sizes and styles. The color percentages are varied and in different shapes. The contemporary "nod" to the book arts is the main thing. Nothing was included that does not contribute to that theme. And there you have it...just a few more things to think about.