This ‘carol singer’ is, in fact, a simple seaweed pattern as found on the beach – nothing has been added and nothing taken away. Only the background has been removed and the palette reduced to white on blue.
This is a natural seaweed pattern. The sand has been bleached out and a little colour saturation has been applied. The result is an image reminiscent of the appearance and hair style once favoured by pop stars!!
For me this is an entirely abstract image – that is, it is not dependent on any narrative interpretation. I just enjoy the manner in which the sinuous lines invade the white canvas, explore the space and, incidentally, create interesting shapes and patterns.
As with earlier posts, such as The Mystic and The Mendicant, this is a seaweed pattern as found. Nothing has been added and nothing taken away – except the sand (a few grains of which have been retained). A touch of saturation has been applied.
As with The Mystic in a post last week, this is a seaweed pattern as found – nothing has been added and nothing taken away. The only editing has been the fading out of the sand (although some feint traces have been allowed to remain) and a slight colour saturation. Gradually a figure seemed to emerge – I’ve called him The Mendicant but there are other titles that could be applied which are equally appropriate.