Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tues. and Wed. Feb 14 & 15, VALUE REDUCTION
Jack Hamilton's drawing (above) is well balanced between positive and negative areas. In particular the dominant white (positive) area in the lower left juxtaposed diagonally against the large dark (negative) area in the upper right corner. Although there are contours where there should be none in this drawing, his use of the shadows in the skull's jaw and cheek area and on the pumpkin are very well done.
Mariah Cortez Harvey's drawing (below) illustrates perfectly the merging and connecting of the similarly valued shapes. The presence of the forms is inferred rather than being enclosed by contours. This is achieved by Mariah's astute observations of the shadows most notably in the centered chess piece, skull and pumpkin.
Patrick Kirven's drawing (below) is also very well composed. Notice the balance between the larger shapes and smaller compartmentalized areas of shapes as in the stacked horizontals on the right. Furthermore, the drawing exhibits strong spatial separation by placing more white and less black in the foreground and reversing this in the background.