Things I make that are not exactly paintings
They feel like early Spring.
Are you pickin up what I'm puttin down?
i dont want to go all theory on you, but it's all about the context: aren't scribbly marks a worn-out trope? maybe, but not here, because in relation to what else is going on in the green collage and in all the other collages, they're a total breath of fresh air, and they communicate committment and curiosityok that s not so theoretical after all, but very simple. anyway i like
Thanks, vc. Good to hear.
I'll go out on a limb and say you may go all theory on me any time.
t r e h y o is d ea r ry
Whoa. That's too deep for me.
spacing got all messed up when I posted. i wrote "theory is dreary" on all different lines but from left to right.
these look great
Thank you, eageageag. Means a lot.
And not to put down the earlier collages you did using the cottonball like puffy orbs, but this body of work has really gotten progressively stronger. They feel more unified and visually complex. The earlier ones were a bit inert because the three dimensional elements and the two dimensional elements didn't really play off of one another in an interesting way. Maybe the more recent ones work better for me because you have included forms that act as a mid ground between the two and three dimensional elements. I also think the color schemes are more bold and nuanced at the same time. Instead of having a monolithic feel to them, as if you are hitting one bass note really loudly, there are complicated spatial relationships held together by underlying rhythms.
That's interesting. Where do you see the divide? Or is it not that clear cut?
You are right. It is a neat progression like I suggest. I will give you examples of ones that I don't think work as well as others and that fit in with the comments I made. These are the ones that I don't feel have as much going on in the them as the ones I find more successful, for the above noted reasons:http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_dYGaVvT1pPA/SX9nLo1MB4I/AAAAAAAAASM/h5WeGalVDbs/s1600-h/L1030557.JPGhttp://3.bp.blogspot.com/_dYGaVvT1pPA/SbsGI6wattI/AAAAAAAAAVk/2286AiX-1WY/s1600-h/L1030691.JPGhttp://1.bp.blogspot.com/_dYGaVvT1pPA/STb1xSzzhtI/AAAAAAAAAPI/2KCZdYu4-aU/s1600-h/L1030322.JPGhttp://4.bp.blogspot.com/_dYGaVvT1pPA/SScloQmBWGI/AAAAAAAAAOY/mZLHq7xEWeo/s1600-h/L1030262.JPGhttp://4.bp.blogspot.com/_dYGaVvT1pPA/SScloL720fI/AAAAAAAAAOQ/tCtEU2I8CH0/s1600-h/L1030265.JPGThe three dimensional parts feel kind of inert in these. In the more successful ones the three and two dimensional elements interact so strongly that, as a viewer, I get lost in the whole composition, and am not drawn to parts that stand out.
Thanks. Interesting. I know I just said "interesting" in my last comment. But it is interesting.
These are the ones I like best:http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_dYGaVvT1pPA/Sde4rVOVHVI/AAAAAAAAAYI/Rq2jCv4CGf0/s1600-h/L1030797.JPGhttp://3.bp.blogspot.com/_dYGaVvT1pPA/Sc6KF2H37nI/AAAAAAAAAXk/xG4GbRqkVzc/s1600-h/L1030745.JPGhttp://1.bp.blogspot.com/_dYGaVvT1pPA/Sc0ytGnh73I/AAAAAAAAAXU/EdbDqjsiCeg/s1600-h/L1030736.JPGhttp://2.bp.blogspot.com/_dYGaVvT1pPA/SamL1yN_PkI/AAAAAAAAAUc/ZwgZtb-dzlY/s1600-h/L1030620-1.JPGhttp://3.bp.blogspot.com/_dYGaVvT1pPA/SZh9Gs_i2ZI/AAAAAAAAATU/Kxf70at_8yA/s1600-h/L1030601-1.JPGhttp://4.bp.blogspot.com/_dYGaVvT1pPA/SS2jgiBqquI/AAAAAAAAAO4/5zXPAVZS1vI/s1600-h/L1030268.JPGhttp://2.bp.blogspot.com/_dYGaVvT1pPA/SRzFOqOhSII/AAAAAAAAAM4/oy-pYYhr004/s1600-h/L1030218-1.JPG
Wow, thanks. Useful.