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Documenting a period in my development that could become pivotal

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

The curve is an element of design in 2D art

I am looking at old paitings and art to decide what curves connect the viewer with emotion. So I am publishing some old blogs with a fresh interest. Fresh I hope.

It has become increasingly difficult to post on my blog. I miss spell check but I can live without it. But when I cannot see the pictures I amposting in the edit posts screen, I am upset. Has anyone else experienced these changes on Blogger?

Day Three of Riparian Dragons

I am not the first one to think of abstracting dragon forms out of organic life. An example is the symmetry seen in the ebb tide of riparian river outlets to the oceans and seas of the world. The branches in reflection remind me of the art of the ancient Near East and the "animal style". Perhaps I am not too far out on a limb to assume that ancient metal workers were influenced by the repetition of dragon-like forms everywhere in nature. Pictured here on it's side is a 9th - 7th century B. C., pole top ornament from Luristan. p. 63 of H. W. Janson's HISTORY OF ART.
I am enjoying reading MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF CHINA AND JAPAN, Donald A. MacKenzie. The Chinese legends of the dragon are not just home grown but have come via ancient mariners from Babylonia and perhaps elsewhere.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

I like shapes that I can make with my hands

My little finger and thumb line up well with two sides of a hexagon.
My thumb and forefinger forms a hook. both hands together make hooks that can be an equalateral triangle.

The hooks I use in art and living

I like in clouds and in my tea cup pairs of hooks with the straight ends together opening at 120 degree angles. The hooks paired inside a hexagon make shapes that please me.