Cubic Me is an empirical fantasy of a splendid day.
I was drawing portraits and saw a photograph of Lady Gaga. Soon I was blurring reality in juxtaposition.
I was studying Cubism. My first attempt at Cubism was a self-portrait, titled Modular Me.
Since I enjoy geometric prints and adored geometry in high school, Cubism promises to be a natural for me, but I have some work to do.
It’s fun to re-composite an image in geometric shapes, but more challenging is to imagine a flat object from different viewpoints and to create that final image with differing viewpoints and on different planes, which is pure Cubism.
I am at an impasse. Cubism is analytical art from different viewpoints, but my images are from a single viewpoint.
In Cubist artwork, objects are analyzed, broken up, and reassembled to represent the subject in a greater context. In contrast, my images simply celebrate perspective, form, and color.
Goldfish Under the Sea
I’ve posted a new line drawing to color and doodle. It’s an illustration by Darrell Wiskur for a children’s journal and activity book titled, Mommy’s Days, written by our daughter Wendy O’Dell.
I had fun coloring the drawing on the iPad, and thought you might like to as well.