Thursday, December 10, 2009

final project

Nic Wilson
Untitled, 2009. Mixed Media (12" x 8" x 1")
For this piece I was interested in exploring transgression.

1 comment:

  1. Alec Mill
    The first page of the book features a multi-colored triangle. As a whole, it is perceived as a triangle, but the perspective changes when noting the different line patterns within the triangle. Each of the individual sections of the triangle, separated by a thin line weight, has a different design. The second and fourth sections from the bottom appear continuous behind the third section. Also in the third section is a complementary scheme featuring green and red. The second page has several depictions displayed that were created by Nic and the original author. A pattern is used with triangles to cover-up the faces, contrasting with the organic looking drawing. While the drawing has several colors in it, the triangles only feature black and white. Each triangle had a different design of its own as well. For the third page, Nic decided to nearly cover the entire original drawing. The design in the box shows a pattern of crosshatched lines. The strips in the box show some complementary scheme (orange and blue), but what is more interesting is the contrast between the B&W and color strips that is created. The design on page 4 consists of a pattern of arranged lines that form (with continuity) squares and fully colored in red squares. By this pattern, squares in between the other types of squares can be perceived. Like the triangle on the first page, this shape can be seen in many other different ways as well through the connecting patterns. Page 5 features a design with repeating short lines, most likely done with ink. The lines are of differing weights (width) and become a cooler hue as they continue down the bottom. Two noticeable splotches, one yellow and one blue, appear on the right side of the piece. Whether these were intentional or not, they distract the eye from the overall pattern in the piece. The piece is well balanced with little empty space between the lines. The last page (The Crucifixion), like the third, uses other material to cover-up the drawings and writing in the book. Starting from the edge, the piece features the three primary colors as a border (yellow, blue, red). The center of the work, uses scraps of ADP paper to cover up the image partially, and by doing so, you are still able to see part of the image because of continuity. Lower on the page, the majority of the writing is covered by mostly B&W strips, with differing patterns from one another. Contrast is then perceived between the few colored and the B&W strips. Overall, The book as a whole has a 3-D form, but most of the art within the book is 2-D. The majority of space on each page (excluding the last) was left blank, which would draw the viewer’s attention towards the work. The unifying connections between each piece formally can be seen in the use of similar patterns, continuity through image blocking, and complementary color schemes. The book’s overall concept, transgression, can be seen by the defiling of a book of bible stories.