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design, design and more design

Working with a subject that I found in two different locations; one on Highway 20 near Gold bar, the other in the amazing (up and coming) small town of Tieton, Wa. A discovery of these disparate parts; creating a process that kept carrying me through an enjoyable process. Where I began, where I ended had to do with working the key design elements, the tools of the artist.

Shape: pattern, form, mass, object, subject matter

Value: light and dark, tone and tint

Space: the illusion of three dimensional depth and two dimensional flatness

Edges: blurred and sharp, lost and found

Color: hue, intensity, temperature

Texture: surface variation

Line: mark making, drawing

And as I worked, design principles became the organizing aesthetic ideas that guided my use of elements in a work of art:

Dominance: emphasis, focal point

Movement: rhythm, direction, gesture, transition, intervals

Variety: contrast, conflict, tension, size

Unity: harmony, balance

By no means is this process scripted. However, my ‘final’ outcomes did get me where I wanted to land.

Your thoughts?

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