Art Every Day, Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
Here is today's new piece. I'm still playing around with that delicious cheesecloth and rayon ribbon. I think I may have overdone it with this piece. The swath of color is so large in comparison to the size of the background that it dwarfs it. Scale is so important especially when working really small or really large.
My intent was to really invite the color in to the black background but now looking at it as a photograph I see that I could have made each strip of color about half the width and made sure that all of the colors together did not take up more than one third of the design field rather than half of the field which is what I did. Basically, I didn't leave enough background to support the foreground.
I do however, like the quilting in the negative space and how it tries to support, through repetition, the focal point. Ah, I love to learn!