So, in light of being super busy preparing for the MN Biennial, I haven't gotten to doing much painting. But, I have made a couple of useful sketches during work time breaks. I recently bought a Rhodia dot pad and am loving the ability to make linear designs without the confusing disruption of gridlines. I'm pretty excited about the conceptual yield from some of these sketches!
Check it out:
(This is a drawing of a recent dream that I had. Could I make these spaces into specific places, as well?)
Some computer programs to note: Blender, Minecraft, Glitch, Game of Life...
Stretching the grid.
Wrapping the grid. (Dreamcatcher)
Hmm... it's at the tip of my tongue. Still not quite there.
Prototype II (detail)
So, after three failed prototypes, I am certain my next drawing will succeed. I know all the kinks and understand exactly what my next move will be. I'm so close!
Almost done with the successful prototype! Just need to finish inking it. I will do a few more renderings and work out the last details that will make the perspectival design fully seamless within the Cartesian grid. Next step: planning the more specific compositions and substrates for the paintings.
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P.S. Oh. My. Gosh. I was mulling around my studio and found this old drawing that I did when I was 13. Wow, apparently I knew what I was doing before I knew what I was doing. What a trip.
I wish I could go back in time eleven years and give myself a high five :3