“Life drawing with wire” - the resistant thick wire was so hard to tackle, but it produced really rounded and fluid lines that construct the body ☺️ also the idea of tension is now no longer just visual, it becomes a force that I feel in the making of this sculpture! This line drawing is no longer linear as there is physical space within the sculpture.
Inspired by #PaulCezanne’s landscape paintings I experimented with the effect of color blocking on my theme of tension. Using a large, flat, dry brush, I blocked out, in varying directions, reds and greens. The color blocking is completely arbitrary, but not random as there are clear areas I intended to be red, pulling the greens next to it and vice versa, and within each region I built up the light and dark.
The areas of shade and light surprisingly imitate the tones of the life drawing. Tension is generated as the wire and painted parts are optically pulled together, instantly filling up the space and increasing the presence of the body.
I’m pleasantly surprised by this week’s discoveries and I’m more sure now of the direction I want to head in for my final piece, which concludes 1 1/2 years of study. I’m really excited to expand the space I have within the idea of tension, and within the boundaries between two- and three-dimensional surfaces! ✨