Archive for the ‘Abstract’ Category

Equal Inverse

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

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Equal to the Challenge

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

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One of the incantations from Eric Maisel’s book, I am equal to the challenge. I had the image of a needle, but finished up with a line. That line is equal to all the black. The next one, like all in this series, is the inverse. Which I arrived at by flipping it over removing the white line and putting in a black line.

Step One

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

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I was on my way to somewhere else, and this was the first step.

Boot Record

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

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I have a sick Master Boot Record. It is giving my gyp and I will probably need to do another full re-install of my Tablet. This image seems to capture the messy demon that is at work.

Cross

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

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Cross2

Monday, October 29th, 2007

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Persisting with the pen & persisting with the earth cross.

Circle Square Triangle

Monday, October 29th, 2007

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Circle Square Triangel

Monday, October 29th, 2007

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#0942 Circle Square Triangel
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Pear Lemon Apple

Monday, October 29th, 2007

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#0939 Pear Lemon Apple
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Still enjoying this pen!

This image is available printed in a limited edition. It is available exclusively on Felt, a New Zealand Art & Craft website.

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Lines6

Monday, October 29th, 2007

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Lines4

Monday, October 29th, 2007

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Lines3

Monday, October 29th, 2007

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Lines2

Monday, October 29th, 2007

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Lines

Monday, October 29th, 2007

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Earlier in this blog, way back, I had the idea “The media is the muse” well it is happening again, I am simply enjoying the pen on the screen. Did a whack of them (two days ago now – disk failure has slowed me down, again!). I simply enjoy the art pen in ArtRage 2.5. Not that it is any better than the pen I have in Corel, but the interface is better, so it is a delight to work in that space. It counts!

I no longer really subscribe to the media being the muse, if I ever did. There is simply more to it. I will know where these lines fit in later. That seems to happen, the process becomes clear after the event.

Open to Joy

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

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Open to Joy

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

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Incantion, done. I have been putting this one off as it seemed too hard, but doing the in and out breath today, led to this. Not so much joy as being OPEN. Open is ok. Ok if you also know how to say no, or yes for that matter. The next one is its inverse, to flow with the breath.

Pattern3

Friday, October 26th, 2007

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The last two, particularly #0926 I thought might have been just a bit too much influenced by my reading the Krasner book. And no doubt it was, and is the better for it. However deciding to try one in other than black & white, the familiar returned, reminding me of others I have done, at least back as far as the 800s. Recapitulation, no doubt, but also something of my own emerging in this.

Pattern2

Friday, October 26th, 2007

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#0927 Pattern2
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Urban Rhythm

Friday, October 26th, 2007

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#0926 Urban Rhythm
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Later:

Friday, 23 May, 2008

Now for sale exclusively on Felt

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Saturday, 7 June, 2008

This image featured in the Walter Logeman: Gallery in June 2008

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011 sold 5/25 $145 for an a3+ from Felt – though I have some proofs at home still. To cine 43 ward Street Hamilton ph – 07 834 9116 CENE@clear.net.nz This one is due for an upgrade in price.[/private]

Bush

Friday, October 26th, 2007

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#0924 Bush
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Had to return to the previous one. Seemed there was another step. This was on my mind:

It is not a matter of painting life. It’s a matter of giving life to painting.

Pierre Bonnard

Light Cross and art talk: Ellsworth Kelly

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

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I have been reading a Henri Geldzahler interview with Ellsworth Kelly (he does the the advanced simplicity!). he said of his work:

I think the paintings are easy to like, but you have to want to like them.

Today I like his, and today I like mine.

More about Ellsworth follows.

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Green Light

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

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See what I mean, even the pun on Green Light does not come through till now as I am posting it. GO!

Sun Cross II

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

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Later: This image is now featured in the Walter Logeman: Gallery

Sun Cross 3

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

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The place my café doodles come from is quite different to my explorations like the crosses.

Reflections on this follow.

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The Gray Slabs and the Holocaust

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

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Story:

I have been reading Robert Hobbs, Lee Krasner

The Gray Slabs and the Holocaust

There may well be other, heretofore unexplored factors besides Krasner) difficulty of coming to grips with intuition that explain why most of her works during the years from approximately 1943 to 1946-47 so often end up looking like gray slabs of paint, which she referred to as gray stones.

As Krasner explained, “I went into my own black-out period which lasted two or three years where the canvases would simply build up until they’d get like stone and it was always just a gray mess. The image wouldn’t emerge… I was fighting to find I knew not what.”

On another occasion, she referred to them as her “mud period.”

“I was saying, I paint. I paint every day. This is what’s happening to me.” Krasner said. I faced the issue very aggressively. I was having a rough time, and I didn’t care who knew it.”

None of these experiments with intuition now exist, because Krasner subjected them to a thorough soaking in the bathtub before scraping them down so that she could reuse the canvases.

A possible explanation for these dense, turgid works of the mid-1940s is that they were subliminal reactions to the mass murders of Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe, which were then being publicly acknowledged in New York.

I think she is courageous just to keep going for three years with stone slabs! That must have been agony. I felt the loss of those gray stone slabs. I wish she had honoured her process more and kept them. This one is in my sketch of that story. One layer has “1944′ written on it. The time Krasner was in this mud. Also the year I was born, in occupied Amsterdam.

Stencil

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

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Here is another using stencil option. I cam make a stencil from any sketch and use it – to repeat, or to make larger, smaller or inverse. The potential still blows me away. Play is all I can do!

Hammer & Nail

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

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It is all quite a business! I mentioned that I would post up flowers, but here is a hammer. I’d forgotten I’d done it. Playing with stencils in ArtRage 2.5. Playing with tools! Sketching a digital hammer. I took longer to post this than I thought. Another HDD failure. However I am pleased to say I had the whole thing back up in an hour or two! The backup worked. But then I packed & travelled to Mt. Lyford. Now it is another day on. One more stencil play…

Red Square

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

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Another one found neglected from months ago. Let a thousand flowers bloom.

Hammers

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

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I will call this Hammers, though this morning, half asleep, I had a fantasy of calling it “Clawing back to where the hand never set foot”, which makes good sense to me.

Flow4

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

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