(Left to right from the top):
Down through scaffolding
Abstract on the diagonal
Words passing onto paper as abstracts developed:
Obliterating to find…pen line intuition…passing hooks…cerulean blue with essential direction line…with tension giving lines…without over spending…tie up…shapes vying for attention…multi-filled piece…spiral platform…enmeshed head…patterns in life and art…the work that cranes do…where does it all end…dynamic brought full out…a barrage of abstraction released upon the world…pale fire…an abstract a day keeps the doctor away…only jokin’…laybrynth…this looks better with music…abstract enjoined…don’t let this fool you…
The first of these design ‘depictions’ is pen and coloured pencil, rendered in a somewhat naive style.
The second was drawn with a mouse in an early photoshop layered ‘compilation’ (Photoshop 4 – I think).
They are not connected in any way.
Which (if any) do you prefer?
4 SCRATCH-SCRAWL PAINTINGS (Ink)
On arriving home from a visit to Chicago a number of years ago. (I’m not from USA).
I rapidly did four scratch-scrawl paintings (as I call them) of the impression left on me by the city.
They of course are not topographical by any stretch of the imagination.
What I feel is liberating to the viewer is their own inherent ability to allow their imagination to see things, or invent things, within the scrawled landscape.
Kind of like daydreaming their own scene and imposing a narrative for the suggested sidewalks, avenues or streets.
In the maze of lines there is a scene you can see – somewhere.