I’ve been working on that essay I said I would write…(and I will post it when I’m finished) and I’ve been thinking that at a very basic level, the kind of abstract art I enjoy is truly a “feast for the eyes”. Color, texture, soft edges, clean edges, spatters, etc. A playground for my eyes to wonder at the visual field presented. You may not think so…that’s ok. The title of this piece is “Rhythm and Harmony”. Can you feel the musicality of this visual interpretation? Here’s an excellent quote by a famous artist for you to think on:
“Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot see with his eyes….Abstract art enables the artist to perceive beyond the tangible, to extract the infinite out of the finite, it is emancipation of the mind. It is an explosion into unknown areas.” –Arshile Gorky
I found this quote in a book I’m reading titled “Abstract Painting: Concepts and Techniques” by Vicky Perry. It is difficult to find books about abstract art since, as Perry notes, “the whole point is to do it differently”. She presents her book on “how abstractionists make their paintings in order [that we, may] do it differently [than they].”
**To see more of my abstract work…come out to K’ville for the Arts D’Vine Festival next Friday evening, 5-8 pm. I’ll also have some of my portrait work (quite realistic) and fiber work as well!