Art Statements from shows of Geometric Designs, 2016
INTERVALS AND INTERSECTIONS
As any musician will tell you, it’s the intervals, the space between the notes, in conjunction with the interplay of sounds, that create music. It is these same gaps and connections that create space in visual art and design.
These images are first drafted with pencil, compass and straightedge on graph paper. They are then cut in paper, painted with enamel and mounted on textured, colored paper.
SCYTHES AND WHISPERS
Beauty is not merely skin deep. It can be found in every dimension, as deeply as we are willing to search. It is the architecture of creation, the scaffolding of our aesthetic experience. It is what the ancient Greeks called Geometry, the intimate measure of the earth. Modern science has only borne out their observations in ever-greater detail.
What does this structure look like? These images are my glimpses, the scythes and whispers of my dreams.
They are drawn with pencil, compass and straight-edge on graph paper. What I call “Scythes” are cut paper designs, painted with walnut ink or enamel paint on paper and mounted. The “Whispers” are the same designs cut into rag board and stained with walnut ink.