Project 4- Color Weaving
This project tasked us with two objectives. First, we were to carve a stamp out of an ArtGum eraser and apply it to drawing paper in three different ways: not touching, barely touching, and overlapping. The idea was to create a design in which all three stamp compositions looked like they could not possibly have been created from the same stamp. My approach in carving the stamp was to explore solid and void. Therefore, my design consisted of two sides: one a solid triangle with circles of void removed, and one a void triangle with solid circles. The diagonals that appear in the first composition appear slightly differently in the second, and a completely different pattern emerges in the third, where I overlapped the stamps in a “+” pattern.
The second task we had to complete for this project was a series of color studies. Creating our own color wheel (not using red, yellow, and blue as the primary colors), we had to create a plaid and revisit our Mondrian painting from Project 3. I chose to create tints of red, yellow, and blue as the secondary colors of my color wheel and use what are usually secondary colors as the primary. For these colors, I did not want to create an ordinary plaid. Instead, I chose to create one set of colored strips that arced while the other set were vertical lines. In my opinion, this created an interesting plaid that I have not seen before. In revisiting the Mondrian, I wanted to change the colors from the original painting, which only used primary colors and white (which I considered void) and black lines. I wanted to re-invent the painting by using colors instead of void and changing the original primary painting colors. I also made the lines yellow instead of black because yellow was the color most opposite to black I had in my color wheel.
1) Both 8x22” presentation boards, color study on the left, stamp patterns on the right
2) “Not touching” stamp pattern
3) “Barely touching” stamp pattern
4) Overlapping stamp pattern
5) Color wheel
7) Mondrian revisited