Crap Needs Zap
My current BIGGEST worry: Complexity will overwhelm my viewers. Yesterday it appeared full force. The drawing I show today is hyper-complex. I tried to make its complexity easier on the eye by structuring the composition through diagonals, both repetitive and in contrast to one another. The contrast results in triangles, created by linear opposition in some of those diagonals. I believe it works well. This was not an easy drawing to make. It came hard and long: several hours. Most interesting to me is this: through instantaneous inspiration I discovered I did not always have to make representational references which make sense to our real world educated eyes. I allowed for education to occur through manipulation. Perhaps this is a political statement. I am forcing the viewer to see it my way. My dogma must be respected when the viewer walks into my country!
Today I will try one more new thing. The real world is my inspiration. I thought I might make a daily effort to photograph one inspirational image from my real world. I am not promising this will occur forever, but here is my first effort. If it works well for me, and works well for you, it will continue. In today's "Inspirational Real World Image" you can see an arc-like shadow on the snow. In my drawings and paintings I sometimes manipulate the ground in ways similar to this real-world image. Often I force the viewer to feel ground that is not flat, but curved, warped, bent, deformed, crooked, misshapen, and irregular.
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