Containers for containers

Final 10/1

I have written in a prior update about the conceptual container for my practice. I also completed a painting (first below) where, like other pieces that I felt required a non-rectilinear edge, the decision was a trapezoid. In the first image below the solution was a reaction to the appearance of a sketch of the container made with tape. In the newest piece below, I decided to try making the container an edge rather than a line, or so I thought…

What I found was the polygon left the drawing feeling too cramped- partly if not entirely because it was forced into that shape, rather than a shape being a reaction to the form. After more painting to dissolve or obscure the shape, it ended up reappearing as… a line!

And then, I ended up back at an inflection point where a rectangle wasn’t the right choice, so, I iterated on the shape of the outer container using the photo app on my phone.

Top image is the layout I ended up with.

Author: sterlingsart

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