You are your work

You are your work

Mark making is a term used to describe the different lines, patterns, and textures we create in a piece of art. It applies to any art material on any surface, not only paint on canvas or pencil on paper.

Contrast is the state of being strikingly different from something else, typically something in juxtaposition or close association.

Depth is a dimension taken through an object or body of material, usually downward from an upper surface, horizontally inward from an outer surface, or from top to bottom of something regarded as one of several layers.

You can say these is a lot of expression of an artist personality. This happened to come up in a conversation that I was having with a fellow artist. To give you a better context of how this came about was we were actually talking  about different artists work. Their color selections, composition and of course Mark making.

The mark making it’s really you how you build form, depth, contrast or lack thereof you know in the a piece whether it’s representational, abstract, etc.
With certain artists you can tell if they’re calculating meaning did they come up with a formula or structure to begin their work and carry it through to the finish product. Approaching each work as an architect, making a blueprint  to follow so that the piece as very little deviation from the concept.  Showing there patients to understand the task at hand and come up with a method make it structured. While others Thrive off passion and a looser structure and go with the flow and allowing the task dictate there actions. Attacking their piece, creating of a blurred concept and allowing the work to dictate it’s self to completion.  While many are somewhere in the middle, with varying degrees.

These comparisons are often a reflection of the artist within their personal life, not necessarily negatively or positively just how their life is structured or they structure for themselves. Simply put some people fly by the seat of there pants, while other plan for the journey.

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