Monday, October 1, 2012


($40.00.....6" x 6"....300 lb. HP mounted on a 1/8" depth clayboard panel)

"Yes is the happiest word in the English language." Everyone likes to hear "yes" when trying to do anything. The word has even become an exclamation point verbally to anything that has had a successful conclusion. Yes!!!

Especially when working with a square format, it is very easy and pleasing to divide the space into four quadrants. Such is the case in today's piece. By making the four sections unequal and not having them line up evenly is what helps these four shapes speak loud and clear...even from across the room.

After laying down the orange, green, and "grayed down" yellow, it felt a bit static. When that happens, the problem can be resolved by bringing in some of the background into the color fields. It can be done by adhering fragments of the text pages onto the color which creates a conversation with the background. It becomes even more integrated by removing these fragments after they have been adhered, but not completely dried. (app. 2-3 min.) It also helps to overlay other elements over some of these fragments such as the ornate "Y" and the quote at the bottom.

It also adds energy to the piece to have contrast between the torn and straight edges and also to include exciting edges within the mono print as seen in the orange in the upper right quadrant. So it really is all about division of space, contrasting edges, conversations between design elements (which includes "echoes") and designed corners. The designed corners will happen automatically if the piece is divided into four different quadrants. And there you have it...just a few more things to think about.

Please contact me personally to inquire about this piece.

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