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:
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.