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Size matters< impact is important (8)

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April 17, 2021 · 7:00 am

Size matters: impact is important (7)

The purpose of this series is to convey something of the intended size of the artworks. The images used are from previous posts on this site. Most are abstracts influenced by post abstract expressionism artists.

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Size matters: impact is important (4)

A visual image, whether picture or graphic design, needs ‘breathing space’ in order to communicate fully with the viewer. It needs to be exhibited as created by the artist. Reproductions (eg. in books or online) can, at best, provide a useful introduction.

The purpose of this series is to convey something of the intended size of the artworks. The images used are from previous posts on this site. Most are abstracts influenced by post abstract expressionism artists.

Attention should focus on a feeling response rather than a rational analysis Imagine walking into the room for the first time.

Marsh grasses

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Social distancing?

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March 31, 2020 · 8:00 am

‘A long time ago. in a galaxy far away …’

 

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Escaping everyday pressures

There are many ways of finding your own space, if only for a short time.

 

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Abstract ‘Space Oddity’

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June 20, 2017 · 8:00 am

Abstract 197 ‘Space Odyssey’

This abstract is derived from the pattern of strands of seaweed on the shore/

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Tranquility

When the weather is being obnoxious  –  as during the past two weeks  –  I sometimes take comfort from pictures taken last summer, such as this simple scene from Carbis Bay.  It exudes peace and quiet as the blue sky reflects in the wet sand.

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It’s about Time!

‘Time is what keeps everything from happening at once.’

The words are those of the science fiction writer, Ray Cummings, and they are as near as some (perhaps most) of us get to understanding ‘time’.  We are familiar with the concept of past, present and future, but time-travel and other such complexities we prefer to leave to the physicists.

Similarly, space is beyond our comprehension.  There seems to be a lot of it  –  no end to it  –  but neither words nor mathematical equations adequately explain what space is.

But my concern here is with time.  Time obviously ‘was’ before I was born and ‘will be’ when I have gone. I am but a tiny speck in a long continuum. So how do I make the most of that speck I have been allocated?

I find it helpful to liken my life to a windsock, passing through space and time.  The inside is a honeycomb of cells offering opportunities and experiences.  A cross-section of the ‘sock’ reveals the range of choices at any given ‘now’.  Like the windsock the past trails away and diminishes; the future does not yet exist (and when it does it will be the present, the ‘now’).

The ‘frontline’ of my life is now.  I must make the most of it while I can.

See also Stop acting your age!

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Galaxy 1

Galaxy 1

See also Creating a Splash! The Water Abstracts

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