November 11, 2007

Last Of The Tondos... Or Not...


Stacking the peeled palette paintings isn't a good idea as they tend to stick together. I store them between sheets of paper after the edges have been torn/trimmed. If I was into making art books they would be good fodder as it's fun to browse through the 'pages' of the folder. The trimmings themselves are begging to be used in some artful manner. I probably have a bucketful saved back. It would be easy to see them used to wrap and decorate poles or hiking sticks but I'm hoping for a better brainstorm.

This image shows how some look with the edges hanging on... adds a bit of dynamism that could be explored. A comment in the last post compared the possibilities to Kandinski's "Farbstudie Quadrate" and that composition in grid format has crossed my mind but didn't really take hold... I really like for them to stand alone.

In "Three Of A Kind" you see that I did have a bit of fun comparing orbs. The whole tondo project is vintage 2003-4... haven't worked it lately, but am still stirring it around in my mind.

3 comments:

Olga said...

Ooh I see great opportunities for creative displacement activities with this. And what better way to clearing your mind of other frustrations? Collage landscapes with the trimmings? Constructs like your bokusho works? Or continuing the spheres and pieces like the interesting Three of a kind.

Daphne said...

They're so organic. Every time that I check your post I see a crab in the first photo and tomatoes in the next.

And the colours are of course, more varied and saturated than I'm used to seeing when I visit here.

The edges are really lovely.

KJ said...

"Creative displacements" Olga? Umm, I'm thinkin'...

Funny thing is, Daphne, they're the same colors that go on the canvas, just remnants left behind ;-) I actually thought of creating some kind of small sculpture of that stack of... of... um, whatever they are. Especially when I discovered they had bonded pretty well. But moved on...