April 9, 2007

gerbera, again


These flowers get less and less tidy and more and more interesting to me as they wilt and twist with age. Can we take them as models, becoming more intensely ourselves as we get older?

Posted by EGP at April 9, 2007 11:51 PM

I've been wondering this for a while, but I'm only now getting around to asking, especially in light of this image and the one before: your work in these posts sometimes seems to make use of your book's gutter as a compositional element to enhance the illusion of a 3-dimensional space. Is that just me looking too closely, or is that in fact an intention of yours?

Posted by: John B. at April 10, 2007 9:38 AM

Great, great. Just what i like when we talk about sketchbooks. Can i put you in mine links list?

Posted by: José Louro at April 10, 2007 1:03 PM

i really like the petals without outlines and the extra bit of red paint on the lower ones. it makes me indescribably optimistic. :)

Posted by: Jenny at April 10, 2007 1:35 PM

Great question, John. I do think about the line of the gutter as an element in the composition, but the 3-D effect is less planned and more a variable effect of the home-sewn binding. (Whether the book will lie flat when I take my picture is not predictable.)

Thanks José Louro, I'd be honored to be among your links.

And Jenny, I'm so glad you felt the optimism!

Posted by: Elizabeth at April 11, 2007 12:21 AM
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