Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Line

The grace of the single line. The power of a stroke's direction. Straight is the epitome of no-nonsense seriousness, while curved is the loveliest distance between two points. Exploring space, a line can be so unassuming. When combined with others, mysteriously representative of energy, conflict, tension and flow. 

Lines converge to define a story. Space between lines reveals shape and form. Singular lines express collectively; each and every stroke working to tell the story as perfectly as it can be told.

Every contribution adds to the logic and reason of the composition. Every gesture is crucial.

And while this particular work-in-progress isn't perfect, I'm working on it. (rand)

"Line is a rich metaphor for the artist. It denotes not only boundary, edge or contour, but is an agent for location, energy, and growth. It is literally movement and change - life itself." ~ Lance Esplund 

6 comments:

  1. R&

    There's an unexpecred line telling a story. My line does not have that degree of imagination.

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    1. Thanks! Perhaps your remarks reveal more than you think!

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  2. Cool symbol. You could do a lot of things with that!

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    1. Thank you Linda! Anything legal? (kidding)

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  3. I always love seeing other people's lines; to me it's like getting a glimpse of the person behind it. But I often take my lines for granted; thanks for reminding me to work on it! :)

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