MAW - Modern Art Workings
Starting off this week, Filling In or Dying Out is a work of pixel art, with two obvious interpretations, depending on whether the direction of motion is up or down. The vividness of the background dies away, concentrated into little points towards the top of the image or abandoned entirely - or maybe the reverse is true, the darkness giving way to color and vibrance. The true interpretation is left to the viewer. Combining Three Aspects uses both color and texture to define three distinct areas in the image - the solid, glowing left, the wavy pink top, and the deep lined right. In the center darkness, all three are drawn in, little by little, to be processed and combined, synthesized into something new. Pleasant Tide is just that - a simple and uplifting work, in a lime-tinted yellow. The cliff on the left side of the image ends with a point upwards, as if to declare a will to adventure. Within that blackness, illuminated by cracks, is a figure that seems to be welcoming in the tidings from afar, another pleasant image. Acrobatic Constructioneers is a concrete work with two subjects, both defined by the black tendrils across the image.The background, made up entirely of vertical lines, thickens and thins to support them as they climb through it, carrying and moving equipment. But my personal favorite work this week is Mounted Cannon, an intense and stark work, a vivid orange border giving way to a white emplacement and an orange cannon pointed towards the right edge of the picture. The shading of the black background - into gray, steadily getting lighter as it gets farther away from the cannon - helps provide emphasis and set the picture's mood. Please enjoy!