I am making an effort to pare down the complexity of my images. They are often made by forms being added to balance off forms already there. This leads to compositions balanced by complexity of means. Such activity-style is convoluted. I am trying to make images more closely fit my intuitively known emotional/Intellectual self.
I am not explaining this well. An analogy is this: If a device can be built in a myriad of ways, it must certainly be better to build it with fewer parts. The more parts the more chance it will mis-perform, perhaps even do something it was not intended to do. It might break completely; its intended function may be lost. Obviously, a quest for simplicity of means in visual art is best. Simple is more efficient, and the intended communication is more likely to be successful.
Where am I on this path to right and clear? From the looks of these drawings, I am searching for a landscape to live within. I enjoy individual objects cavorting and interacting with one another. It is a social world, so why not decipher it through the examination of invented persona-like forms playing amongst and with one another? To go a step further, in order to answer my own question, I will show an influence. Certain works of Adolph Gottlieb's remain vividly within me. These illustrate my attraction to multiple forms on the page. (One of Gottlieb's paintings is reproduced below.)
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