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.