Development of the algae forms – See the beginning here.
A big piece of carbon paper in a light colour is the background for a meeting of lines in grey nuances of Winsor & Newton pigment markers. Also a bit of oil, corn and seeds.
I have cut out most of the photocopied algae shapes and have begun playing around 🙂
1. The grey drawn lines could be understood as stems for waterflowers.
2. A random shaking of cuts produced this…
3. Made 3 larger flowers with 3-4 algae pr flower, again on stems. Looked good and sculpturel with the grey stems.
4. Made larger flowers to see the impact – some of the simplicity disapeared.
5. Have a piece of large algae, so tried this in combo with the smaller ones.
6. Made a ring of flowers – making them touch each other along the way
A little experimentation with a view finder to find good compositions to make small sketches of.
And finally a little play around with a slightly more complicated shape. Like the form, the strong black rim around them.
Reflection so far;
I like the organic shapes, the moving of limbs – like they move of their own accord. I have cut them out with a pair of scissors, but will try with a knife the next time to be more precise.
The simple shapes has a promise of more complex forms – could be developed, I think…
I wonder if these shapes could be combined with the newly painted papers, coloured backgrounds ?
A quick try with shapes on black paper – has potential…
And then it dawned on me – I have been working with these shapes before – in ceramics, so here is a snapshot of one piece , the rest have been boxed for practical reasons.
More algae forms to come – want to look at texture next – can something be used from the ceramic form and look ?