I am often asked “ how did you do this” referring to these latest images.
The quick answer is a slow adventure into visual possibilities using a compilation of available tools and techniques into which I have drawn from basic mathematical formulae adding to some work the use of fractals.
As you may know fractals are generally understood as a geometric curve or figure with each part having the same statistical character as the whole .
Particular attention is paid to the minimum use of colour to enhance the effect of simplicity and clarity .
Humour is never far from my outlook on life and an occasional touch may be found within some of these images.
Smile and Enjoy,
The longer answer would be that all work starts with pencil and paper. Design ideas testing lines, curvatures, repetition, colour compliments and colour discordance. At this point a work begins to take on a life of its own.
Often at this time I will choose to eliminate overkill and seek a simpler image from within. Many of the pieces you see today will present an idea or emotion taken one step further.
For example “ Falling in Love”. Started with a line the shape of a red heart, the electrical impulse we term as attraction is shown as the spark. Sharing half of the whole leaves each party complete in the experience.
At a later point the work is transferred to a screen and finished with digital tools, lighting and shading for example.
I should mention that not all work using mixed media in this way is abstract.A discussion of this genre of art, which emerged in the 1980’s, is being planned for later in the year. If you have further interest please leave your contact details at the gallery.