As part of drawing class, we went to view the 'Now Contemporary Exhibition' at the Shoalhaven Art Gallery a couple of weeks ago .... our task was to pick one of the artworks and write a review. The challenge was then to develop an art work. The brief was to .....
"Consider the formal aspects of the art work, how elements and principles were used to make the work, in your own response, make a work that has been guided in some significant way by the study you have undertaken. The work you make can be any subject, size, material, technique and approach you choose"
So I've been working on this project for the last couple of weeks .... I chose an abstract painting 'Untitled' by Sivan Agam in blues and greens which has a wonderful sense of depth .. made me think of mangroves ... so I decided to make a work inspired by the value placement to see if I could achieve a similar sense of depth.
I also wanted to try out using some silk in this project ....
Here's a photo of the original inspiration painting and where I'm up to with my piece .... just the first stage ... more work and stitching to do yet!!
It certainly is a challenging exercise ... I'll post a photo when finished!!
Thanks for reading ....CC