Thursday, July 18, 2013
And as a result...
This was part of the Group of Seven era focusing on landscape. This about 15' in diameter. The shape is fixed by the artist and for each installation the 362 pieces are laid down and the work is 'remade'. There was a similar work down with wooden beams and a Stone Henge effect but it didn't 'speak' So I am isolating the circle shape and the curved line as a primary design element for my particular toolbox.
His passion was colour and this was delightful. Parrish blue was named for him. It also has stylized foliage, rocks, water which convey a fantasy feel. I like that curved line that puts a ceiling on the fantasy. ;) We, Gemini, have a hard time making up our minds between two luvs. I'm also drawn to muted colours but my primary design element will be the clear colour palette.
Most surprising- Group of Seven
I'd previewed this on the WAG site before going and was totally surprised by how huge it is! The figures are almost life size but the background reaches way up and that clear looking photograph in the background is so subtle (tone on tone) and so neutral and so draws you in to try to see details of the brushwork. amazing! I like texture and this subtle background opened my eyes to using a subtle but textured background. I also realize contrast is much more than big and small or black and white but can be matte and shiny or realistic and stylized.
But I was also surprised by my feelings of patriotism. I really got into these seven and even bought a book on the one artist that appealed most.
This large sculpture would be incredible lit from within at night. That word spells PARADISE!
And then there was the glass work. vbsigh Totally NOT affordable. I am not a pink person but I think I am going to have to rethink pink as I have lots of pink fabric, I take pink pictures and I think it is time to stop keeping it at arms length! :O
Vicki, who is knee deep in glass pieces. lol But again, a quick choice of the many I could have taken. The frame, the grid, the white space, the black scribble, the asymmetrical positioning, the possibilities for interpretation, the....
Darn, Gemini's! We have a hard time settling on just one thing!
Curves or grids? Muted or bright? Grids or free form? Abstract or still life? High contrast or low contrast? Contemplate or create?
So as a result, I will just have to clear my schedule so I can try it all! What if...