Marsden Hartley creates depth with few shapes and colors.
So I’m starting to get back into abstraction as a break from my thesis work. For this series of landscapes, I am combining elements of doodles I’ve drawn with the imagery from used-up receipt rolls (the flamboyant colored ink that is left behind). For some reason, I am drawn to using these elements in landscape form. In the past, these paintings have been very flat. Now, I am try to push back my forms to give a sense of space.
The one above is certainly not done. The one below is close.
I don’t really know what I feel from these yet. But it’s something along the lines of this song, if that makes any sense at all: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpVfF4U75B8
I have decided to focus my senior thesis on the disappearance of honey bees.
My current plans for DAAP Works include mounting a series of hexagon-shaped lenticular prints onto an 84″ X 84″ circle panel in the shape of a honeycomb.The lenticulars will work as a flip image, with one image being a mandala of all the fruits/vegetables we will lose without bees, and the other image being a collage of bees (When you look at the panel from the left side, you will see the mandala, when you look at it from the right, you will see a collage of bees).
I have started to design the mandala using Photoshop. I am using the internet to find images of fruits and vegetables, using this site as a reference to which fruits and vegetables we will lose without honeybees to pollinate them.
This is somewhat of a continuation of my piece, “E. coli Runoff” that I displayed in the Dry Run show, which utilized both the circle and the lenticular. This time, however, I am focusing on a different aspect of mega farming.