Friday, January 23, 2009

Studio Happenings

Today's plan was simple. Work on this all day.

Add a couple minor elements to this.

Hmmm. It was too bold and too intuitive and too in the moment for me to feel anything but good about this.
It did get me thinking about Star Trek (Next Gen) characters. What a fun series that would be. I went back and forth between this referencing "Q" or "Laroxanna Troi".


Carla said...

Nix the Star Trek character titles. Too exclusive. It would limit all sorts of other responses, like the Red Cross-nurse segue, etc. and the "minor deity" thing should be kept in play.

Figurative or subject suggestive abstraction can get icky, but here I am doing it. I want to at least keep the subjective triggers open-ended.

Anonymous said...

Hi Carla,

The top one has some wonderful visual breaks to it! Really like an editing program that allows for different visual plot twists to happen all at once. There's a strange figurative flow to it as well - like surrealism on speed. Keep on it you're honing in on something new!


Carla said...

Thanks Mark, the 'visual breaks' were bugging me. I do things that mess with my sense of order, and then I want to fix it. That can set up a circular progress pattern.

I'm going to think more about accepting, incorporating, moving on with the annoyances intact.

Nomi Lubin said...
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Nomi Lubin said...

Wow, don't think I'd have to nerve to show things in stages like this. But so interesting to see.

Yes, wouldn't want to lose the Red Cross nurse.

Carla said...

That one has changed quite a bit more, it's a different painting. It's helpful for me to post these because I remember what I liked about a painting, before I became dissatisfied and changed it. I think it will help me be less reactionary, where I want to eliminate, and more accepting, where I build.

Also, my studio is small, and posting these here is like getting an extra few feet of visual distance.