Monday, January 09, 2006

Long little sketch

A painting professor (Richard Thompson, NOT the musician) once said to me, "pay attention to the littlest, most dumb idea you have. That is what makes your art unique." In this spirit, yesterday I made a dumb little wave:

Believe it or not, this was the largest I could get the image to display. You see, though, how dumb it is. Just a lot of little curlicues. I can't seem to help drawing curlicues; have drawn them since I was old enough to hold a pencil.

But it was kind of fun to make each little drawing talk to the one next to it, moving and flowing but remaining fundamentally the same thing.

Any ideas for how to mount this sort of piece, cheaply? Other than with binder clips?

6 comments:

Liz said...

Oh! So charming! My precious! It's my birthday... no, not really. Can I buy your waves? How big is it in RL? Can I afford them?

serena said...

Very small, and very cheap, possibly even free. Check your mailbox sometime in the next month or so.

WhatsAPundit said...

What are the real dimensions? Would you want the mounting to be permanent, or do you want to be able to more them around at a later date?

Part of the charm is the delicacy. I'm thinking of a large shallow box with a dark cloth back with the sketches pinned to the cloth. (Sort of like a butterfly box without the insect-murder aspect....)

jackadandy said...

Gee, should I feel dumb? I do "little curlicues" all the time... *blush* Only I call them (and see them as) "coils". Like bedsprings. Kind of bent and half-smashed bedsprings, actually. Where I live in the desert there are lots of rusty abandoned boxsprings. I drag them home, and I can't let them go. But I think I was drawing these coils even before I moved to broken-bedspringland.

It took me a long time to let these simple coil paintings be what they are, and that was okay.

I love this wave.

:)

jackadandy

k said...

jackadandy, I love coils too. All kinds of them. Springs, hugely. Snail shells of all types. The tendrils on my vines that grasp and hold the plants up.

This wave? Okay. I can be silly here too, I do not care.

It looks like the individual sketches are waving at each other.

k said...

jackadandy, I love coils too. All kinds of them. Springs, hugely. Snail shells of all types. The tendrils on my vines that grasp and hold the plants up.

This wave? Okay. I can be silly here too, I do not care.

It looks like the individual sketches are waving at each other.