Recently I have been creating a new
piece worked solely in texture, without colour. For this newsletter
I thought it would be interesting to look at this new work - At
The Core - to illustrate the use of texture in expressing emotion
through form and shape alone.
Coming up this month:
Texture without colour
Video illustrating texture without colour, and
featuring "At The Core"
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Texture Without Colour
At the heart of my art I strive to produce texture,
colour and light to reflect the inner landscape of emotion, memory
Shape and form can be created by both colour and
texture. Sometimes I like to work completely in white, as the focus
is then entirely on the texture created, and the way different lighting
accentuates this. Light plays across the piece to form different
angles and shadows among the curves, ridges and folds of applied
fabric and fibres.
There is a contrast between smooth and rough, hollow
and ridged, which can be as evocative as the use and changes of
colour. Working completely in white sharpens the framework of expression,
whereby I need to express emotions through the choices of texture.
In my latest piece, At The Core, there is
an indented centre, depressed by a smudging thumb to create the
idea of emptiness at the heart. There may be layers and folds of
experience all around, but in that centre place there is a void.
Light may create shadows there, but there remains an absence of
any tangible form. The eye is drawn to this centre, where the white
appears most white, and by association, calm and still.
At the Core
I have created a video illustrating the use of texture
without colour, the 2nd part of which features images of my latest
work, At The Core.
The voice-over on this video is pretty much
the same as the writing above, so if you don't have sound, don't
Sit back, press play and enjoy.
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