Asemic explorations

Following on from my final piece and with part 5 sent off to my tutor I’ve continued to investigate the quality of line that I can create with asemic texts and the combination of this with the bloody splattering and dripping. This  has all been encouraged and reignited very a very positive skype chat with coursemates at the weekend.

I’m finding the outcomes very expressive and fluid and one sketch leads into another. When I paint it is as if I’m dancing the brush, painting the movement rather than placing colour and line – my focus is on how it feels to move the brush and paint rather than what I see. I’ve loved the combination of 3oo weight watercolour paper and the Koh-I-Noor watercolours I have – the pigment dries with a satisfying gritty texture and if I want a pure flat opaque line I have added black india ink.

I’ve then taken these experiments further developing the movement: the hide and reveal of the final piece and have explored other forms whereby surfaces are revealed and obscured: namely the form of a flexagon and tetra-tetra-flexagon.

I’ve most enjoyed the fluidity and reverse composition that the ttf form provides.

Video with these animations on can be found on Instagram:

Learning #tetratetraflexagon #sampling #asemic #book #expressive #experimental even more hidden layers!

A video posted by Lottie (@curiouslottie) on Nov 6, 2016 at 1:39pm PST


And to keep up the visual input I went to the large and bright and colourful exhibition that is Grayson Perry’s:


I love the layers of reference and story within the tapestries and the moral mocking tone that is not vitriolic or ironic…just presented as so.

I thoroughly engaged with the exhibition downstairs by Georgie Meadows concerning stitched drawings that take on the appearance of specific portraits and their stories from a geriatric ward. Poignant, sad and reflective.

2 thoughts on “Asemic explorations

  1. Following your drawing adventure with interest. And thanks for the Georgie Meadows link – those drawings are haunting, especially where the reverse is shown – gives a sense of the subjects unraveling.

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    1. Thank you jebmedia. It was really evocative and unexpected in the depth if impact that has stayed with me. I like how you’ve read the 2 surfaces.


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