Developing and Exploring for the Abstract Series
I have always faired well on paper and within the world of 2D design, especially my abstracted sketches and line work. After spending most of my life shying away from my possible strengths to focus on mastering my weaknesses, and as I approach life in my 30s I have begun to put my life-work in perspective. As I take a quiet break from fashion (knitwear and textiles), a trade that has been an arduous and frustrating pursuit, I am finding myself pulled back into the ways of my childhood. What appears to some aimless sketches, abstracted shapes, orbs, and winding line work, is an aesthetic and habit that is very natural for me. As I approach a season of evolution, I have decided to truly develop my work as a visual artist, while embracing this skillset of pottery. I have been the most inspired and courageous with my pottery work, constantly experimenting whenever I am in the studio. As I take a winter-break from throwing, I am deep diving into my sketchbook, returning to doodling and sketching as well as taking the time to educate myself more in the realms of art history (modern, contemporary, a few masters).
My personal abstracted studies from my sketchbook vectorized in Illustrator.......the start of my research
Inspiration: Wireframe Sculptures by Enio Iommi
Inspiration: Abstract Line Drawings by Jean Arp
Inspiration: Abstraction by Victor Pasamore