Saturday, July 30, 2011

Saturday July 30, 2011 Grid-Mark Series

Grid-Mark II 40"x40" encaustic

There are really only three ways to design, one is variety with dominance (this is probably the most common), is repetition, and the third is repetition with variety. The Grid-mark series is designed through the use of repetition with variety. An overall pattern is created.

Grid-Mark 35"x35" encaustic

The grid creates a structure and the marks create the variety. These things also contribute to the unity of the work. The medium is encaustic, a paint made from pigment mixed with melted beeswax and resin and after application fixed by heat. This process has a beautiful finish, and repeals dirt. The work simply needs buffing over time.

As viewer, we "read" this work the same as other works. We read from left to right, automatically we investigate the edges and the corners. We automatically look at the center, then our eyes begin to explore the whole piece. So it is necessary for it to be intere We create a reason for the viewer to go back and look again, to stay in some areas a little longer, but to always create something to come back and look again. And as we look again, we find something we didn't see before. We call that "renewable closure."

Grid-Mark III 40"x40" encaustic

These pieces can be seen at the Melissa Morgan Fine Art Gallery
73040 El Paseo
Palm Desert Ca. 92261
(760) 341-1056


layers said...

looks like a very consistent body of work in your gallery-- I have always liked grids in paintings- and I LOVE encaustic.

SandyCarlson said...

Renewable closure is a phrase I will use at work. I like it as a way of explaining that we can discover anew and learn anew by revisiting a work.

These are gorgeous.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Love the designs, and the explanation is interesting. I learned something.