Actually began this piece a couple of months ago and have been remiss to get a post up about it. My practice does tend to be quite traditional- sketches lead to studies lead to pieces that lead towards the next direction to follow- and this one is no different. In part it’s taking in some of the lessons from a larger piece I did last year, and is directionally steered from the study at the top left.
Generally, the intention with this piece was to break up the structure with some negative space, increase the tonal tension between it and the cubes, and create dissonance through randomness and chroma that competes with a some subtle and fairly homogenous treatments for the majority of the cubes. I think this one is all done except for the stretching but I like to sit with “finished” pieces for a bit.