Sunday, April 4, 2010

Axis of Asymmetry




I didn't expect to finish this painting today, but I did, thanks to quick-drying and rewardingly opaque acrylics. The title "Axis of Asymmetry" refers to the "axis of symmetry" which runs down the center of a parabola. There's a proper parabola in this composition but the rest of the shapes are not symmetrical, that means that they will not look the same if you flip them horizontally.

I realize that there's too damn much BLUE in this picture but I just couldn't stand adding in some other intrusive color. Pink? Red? Gold? Ah, forget it, it's just one blue thing after another. I do these geometric abstractions because I suck at painting people and action, so I might as well do some visual math. I hope to have this, and others like it, on my art display panel at the Balticon art show.

"Axis of Asymmetry" is (yes, after all these years, it's still) acrylic on illustration board, 7" x 10", April 2010.

3 comments:

佩璇佩璇 said...

Actions speak louder than words. ....................................................

怡屏怡屏 said...

A bird in hand is worth two in the bush. ....................................................

Tristan Alexander said...

You get spam, what a pain!

Love the picture..YEAH! Acrylics!!Being fond of blue it looks fine just as it is.