Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Thinking in circles

I've blogged several times in the last few weeks (especially here) about my experiments beginning with a photograph of a high rise building in Vancouver, Canada. In this series I went from a photograph of a high rise building to 2D to 3D and so on again in a circular fashion, manipulating, cropping and photographing between each stage.

I'm involved now in a circle of a slightly different kind, this time involving stitch and photographs of shapes taken from this black and white version of the same building.


Sections of the building were cropped, enlarged, flipped and manipulated to give several small images, including ... 


These were joined to give movement, perspective and contrast, then printed onto fabric and hand stitched ...


And finally small sections of the piece were rephotographed, recropped and reprinted several times. this time onto photographic paper as in the two examples here ...


A final stage in the circle to give flat, simplified images mounted on cartridge paper and framed and with further minimal stitching is still work in progress ...


8 comments:

  1. You wild woman - was my thought as I read through your steps and viewed the photos. This is wonderful circular thinking, each step adding more complexity without muddling things up. Really like the addition of the red stitching.

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    1. I love your initial comment! I never see myself in quite that guise in ordinary life. This sort of abstraction seems to egg me on to the kind of rule-breaking,'out of the box' thinking that I don't find I have the space or permission to indulge in generally. It's very refreshing!

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    2. I don't see myself that way either, yet when it happens and I break out of my self-imposed structured approach, I too find it refreshing. I think you've identified the problem - not having time or space for this sort of exploration and thus seldom giving oneself permission to do so. Oh yes, indulge is a good word here.

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  2. Fascinating. It really feels that you are in an exciting positive flow.

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    1. As I think you can see, I am really enjoying this phase of work. It is exciting - and I feel there is still further development to go. Particularly, I'm gradually urging myself on to do something larger.
      Some of the work will go into our exhibition at the end of the month, though I'll have to be selective in how much I offer. After that, who knows?

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    2. It's a great feeling when both you and the work are on the journey together, pulling and pushing.

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  3. tu es un mondrian japonisant ... c'est beau!

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    1. Quel commentaire intéressant! Peut-être je dois aller au Japon ... un autre voyage pour ma liste de souhaits?

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