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Very nice Piece,like the colour.
I love the colors. Very nice!
I actually struggle with minimal forms and shapes but your workoffers me lots of texture. So mydiscomfort with "minimal surfaceactivity" is lessened.More and more I am appreciatinggraphic design principles andyour work reminds me of thosespecific ideas about how toplace an object and what kindof environment it will work in.
david and KONABARBIE, I wasn't sure about the colors at first, but I enjoy applying these creamy, icy pastels.Pete,That is very interesting, your struggle with minimal forms. I used to be find it mildly unsettling when viewing such works UNLESS they had texture or something rough, undone. I can better appreciate spare minimalism if there is minor "surface activity" or if the art is in the "right" setting, such as raw, rugged spaces. I refer specifically to Donald Judd's 100 aluminum boxes at Chinati Foundation in Marfa - on my mind as I just returned from there.Environment is extremely important. Thanks so much for your input.
Maybe the Universe directed me towards your work for a reason.I think I might be attracted tocertain basic forms because theysatisfy an inner itch for order.I did not get the work of AgnesMartin but in the past few years"minimalism" began to make sense.
I LOVE this. I love these colours. There is a photo I took this weekend - a girl from the past had etched something in glass, possibly with a diamond ring - 'xxx' is a cad' - and the colours are so similar. I'll email it to you.I clicked thru from your sweet message to Roz - and realised that I haven't been on your art blog for far too long. This is a quick stolen moment - a guilty pleasure - I love your work, S. xox
Pete,I think it takes a while sometimes to "get" minimalism, if at all. What's perhaps interesting, is I'm not entirely certain my work fits into that genre of painting. One can understand why most of the great artists have resisted categorization of their work; it can be inaccurate and limiting. I began to admire the work of Agnes Martin rather late in the game when I taught a workshop on her last year. It was probably then that I truly grasped minimalism on a deeper level.
polka dot,Thank you very much.I can see your being drawn to these colors in art. I viewed those photos you sent and was struck by the spare, simple beauty and intimacy and mystery. I would call them "found abstracts" (see my "labels" category on this blog and you'd understand what I mean).
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