Art Every Day, Thursday, March 8, 2013
Here is today's new piece. I made it last weekend. This will have to be quick as I'm running a bit late for my class here in Baton Rouge.
With this work, I wanted to explore the spaces in between positive and negative space. I chose to work with really narrow black strips of varying length and width with a bright white background. I tried to force the black forward in to the visually positive space by quilting the hell out of the white background with a minute stipple. Then I tried to force the black into the midground by adding the stitched blue swirls.
Unfortunately the blue swirls are struggling to get the attention they require against that bold ground of high contrasting black and white. I believe a warmer color would have been a better choice for the swirls. I like looking at the piece. The contrasts hold my attention and the energy is very bold.
Well, off to work,