Monday, April 2, 2018

K-20 Colorforms

Here I am returning to my virtual set of Colorforms this time with a network in the composition. This is in the "K" series of Photoshop improvisations, using the limits of color and shape from a basic "kit." The idea is to do your best using a limited amount of elements. Then you can add or subtract an item or change the algorithm used to create an effect. For instance the network of lines on this one will not appear on the next one. The colors and the shapes though will remain the same due to their esoteric symbolism. Modern Western esotericism connects these with mystical themes. For instance, a red triangle equals Fire, as it did in the alchemy of old. Air is Yellow, and Water is Blue, though these are not as often represented by circle and square. Wassily Kandinsky, my artistic inspiration in these "K" pieces, was seriously interested in esoteric culture and borrowed many ideas from it.

Photoshop, 10" x 7", April 2, 2018.

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