Color Relationships

Discoveries made through experimentation. 

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These started as Star Burts series completed for an installation at The Art Center of New Jersey this winter.  I was working with the formal question of how to make painting straddle the line between two dimensional surface and three dimensional form. Color and paint act differently moving in three dimensions. 

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I sewed canvas and synthetic silk over wire and stained and painted each form with acrylic. When stacked the forms create layers of color interactions and push the work further toward the three dimensional. 

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I'm interested in these interactions and how unexpected relationships happen.

I'm reminded of my love of Joseph Albers' book, "Interaction of Color" and how he encouraged color studies through exercises that can help you see the way that color works in relationship to other colors.

I'm reminded of my love of Joseph Albers' book, "Interaction of Color" and how he encouraged color studies through exercises that can help you see the way that color works in relationship to other colors.

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I also love Albers' association between color and constellations and musical arrangements. 

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I think about how we see color and how it is personal to our experience.