January 22, 2013

Patterns of Light

This week Life Book 2013 is led by artist Dion Dior.  Using white on a black background we are to create vibrant patterns of light that will represent our journey towards a destination that is unique to ourselves.  Use a handprint or part thereof and/or repetitive scales of light in a conscious way that is joyful, radiant and alive.  That's a tall order!

I did not have any black construction paper or drawing paper on hand.  I chose to paint my background with black tinted gesso.  (I'm glad I did, because it creates a nice border to my drawing.)  I used white "charcoal" pencil and a white Prismacolor pencil and doodled.



 I am intrigued by circles and the cosmos.  I wrote one of my favorite quotes around the edge of the piece.  "One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star." (G.K. Chesterton)

I had the hardest time photographing this drawing.   Difficult to focus on black and white.  I put a piece of blue tape on the drawing, set the self-timer, focused on the tape, grabbed away the tape and viola the photo was taken!














7 comments:

Dina Lettre said...

So creative! I love it.

Janine said...

Love this! Very creative!

Patricia said...

You are very creative. Thanks for the inspiration.

Linda Kittmer said...

Beautiful edit Pat. So creative as always!

shirley said...

Neat and very creative. Wonderful quote!

Karen said...

I love the quote and how you captured it in your art! Lovely! xx

Jay said...

I do like the black gesso background! I'm going to have to look into that.

What an interesting project. I like the fact that it's so personal to you.

I see the difficulty with focus, but most digital cameras seem to have a feature where you can move the point of focus to wherever you want within the frame. You could then place a pencil next to the drawing, focus on that while keeping the camera level and centred, and then crop the photo to lose it. The blue tape was a great idea, though!