Sometimes adding two images together is the answer. Or not. I’m still undecided. I like the leaf cuts and I also like the developing filbert clusters. After playing around with the printer, tracing paper, shrinking & enlarging, I might have found a possible answer for this panel. Below is the 8″ x 8″ hand cut paper piece.
More to ponder now that it’s done. Probably a bit too fussy and I should just stick to the leaf composition and keep the filbert clusters to their own. Yes, it’s become overly complex for viewing at a distance….
Time to start work on the next panel: Wheat. I’ll revisit the filberts in a few weeks.
And for those wondering what I’m using for paper: The red is Canson and the black is Strathmore. All cuts are via my trusty XACTO Blade.
And yes, this is still part of the design process for an upcoming public art work to hang in Halsey, Oregon, thanks to The Arts Center of Corvallis.
7 thoughts on “A+B=C?”
Oh I like this very much 🙂
I’m still not sure how well it will read to the public. More play to come.
I’m glad you like it! It’s good to hear that from other artists. 😀
Oh I think it’s lovely the way it is. A strong dynamic design
I love the two elements but I found it difficult to read together. Just maybe because I am not familiar with the plant. Great work though Gale.
Thanks Karen! I appreciate your feed back. My husband also agrees with you and wants to see them as two separate panels. I have plenty of time to toss this one around more. Wheat is in progress and the grainery not far behind!
I do like the strong construction of the image here, with the diagonal emphasis. The filberts are such a great shape, their detail complements the simpler forms of the leaves well.