As we wind down from several architectural projects that have been keeping us hopping, Dave and I are finding the mental space and time to focus on sculpture. I’ve been busily applying for calls-for-artists (’tis the season) while Dave’s been refining some of my sculpture designs using Rhino 3-d modeling software.
Lately I’ve been hot on making a Shapely series as an exploration of color and shape. The first Shapely, created earlier this year, was our foray into pure abstraction. It was fun playing with simple shapes and bold colors, piecing them together to create an eye-catching form and color combination.
Here’s the maiden Shapely:
Shapely Two, the sleeker cousin of the original has a more contemporary space age look:
I’m toying with a chartreuse green paired with a deep orange. The color in this picture doesn’t exactly capture what I’m looking for, and it may well look very different on your screen, but it gives an idea of what I’m considering at the moment. And I just may change my mind drastically as I get samples from Prismatic Powders and play with combinations from actual powder coat color palettes.
Stay tuned as Shapely Two evolves from a computer model to a physical touchable sculpture.
The Shapely Series
A childlike fascination with bright colors and puzzle pieces resurfaces as we play with vivid yet simple shapes; piecing them together to create flowing lines and a sensuous, more grown-up form.