Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Boxes ticked, but ...

I did my homework, I picked out those elements of Pierneef's work that seemed relevant - his trees, his colours, his reference to maths (OK so I pushed this a bit and used Penrose tiling!) but the end result doesn't appeal at all.

In fulfilling my tick list I failed to achieve a focal point or create some contrast in any of the design elements. I created this piece with my mind, not my heart and it shows!

I seem to be spending way too long reviewing the whole catalogue of works of the selected artist looking for something on which to base my quilt. I'm going to have to find a different approach - how do you work?


11 comments:

  1. This might be one of those pieces which will appeal more when you go back to it, and aren't so focused in fullfiling a brief. I rather like it, the colours and the tiling, but I always have a weakness for mathematical pieces. I'm not sure if it is better to pick just one picture and concentrate on it, or to try and get a feel for the artist from several pieces. So far I have tried the latter route; perhaps the next challenge will be the time to try the singular method.

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  2. Your experience was very similar to mine, Linda, for the Paul Klee challenge. I felt I had "ticked all the boxes", but my piece lacked cohesion in the end. As Linda said, with time, you may like this piece more.

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  3. I am continually fascinated (particularly in this series) as to how every single one of us has a different perspective on the given artist. I think the fact that you have gone a completely different route using tiling is unique and very different and so interesting. You have captured the curves of his trees and added other elements which make it a whole. The way I work is to choose one piece and home in on that otherwise my brain tends to skitter between different pieces and then I get distracted and it tends to interfere with my original thought process.

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  4. You sure win the prize for working outside the box, very creative. The star tree is a strong focal point for me.

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  5. I actually like what you have done. The artist challenge has definitely taken us away from some form of comfort zone. I had to get my head around what I was trying to achieve and what were we meant to be achieving and I settled on the fact we are using the artist for inspiration so if there is no cohesion does it matter .... no in my mind. So do not be so critical of yourself and enjoy the piece. I do.

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  6. Full marks for having such a fresh approach. It should have been a winner. Could it be the scale? The sky 'star' dominates for me. Maybe a bit of artistic license with the Penrose tiling? Whatever, it was well worth the exercise and I hope you don't rule out this approach in the future. Hilary

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  7. I love the fact that you have stepped outside the box and done something abstract. I think it works very well.

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  8. I peruse the artist's work for an overview and then decide which particular piece inspires me the most for the challenge. Maybe Linda in trying to tick all the boxes, you ended up with a piece that doesn't tick all of YOUR boxes. As far as I am concerned, we have to try different things. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't. As Hilary said, full marks for trying and stepping outside the box.

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  9. I also had difficulty with the choice of painting but am fascinated by your interpretation . Very inventive and so different . Well done!

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  10. I enjoyed 'having a go' and appreciate the fact that the group seems to be willing to accept experimentation!

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  11. I like your interpretation. Ilike to choose a particular work and use that as the inpiration and see where it leads me, even if the end result is not obviously "pierneef, Klee...etc"

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