When I started this drawing, I was planning on layering, blending, mixing, smoothing, as I always do, but once I started making these shapes, they seemed too clear to blur.
The shapes create other shapes, and not always the shapes one would expect, much like life. That funky part-triangle in the middle that runs into a rectangle, or maybe consumes it. The other forms are obfuscated and broken.
Though I’ve said this many times before, drawing helps me clear my head. In the last few days, I’ve locked my keys in the car twice, something that seems symptomatic of a larger confusion about where I fit in the puzzle.
As I said, I meant to blur this drawing when I started it. But in fact, it seemed finished in it’s graphical state. It looked like a map or an aerial view, with pieces of the puzzle fitting together. No one piece is exactly the same, and though most are regular, they interlock in such a way as to make irregularities seem more striking and important.
Odd building blocks that evoke a city-scape, shapes that are organic, but geometric. Maybe I should go back and do some more of my one-liner cityscapes in the next few days. Though it makes for a varied body of work, I love jumping from one idea to the next and back.
In other news, I’m running back offline to work on my rag-rug. More photos of that tomorrow.