Artist’s Journal: NUMBER 8

 

1A – 2011 [FKA – My Prayer]
Spray paint and graphite on coated Masonite panel
43.5″ x 23″
I decided that if I could paint

that flower in a huge scale,

you could not ignore its beauty.

GEORGIA O’KEEFFE 1887 – 1986

And another thing about scale: Scale, the ratio of the size of the work to the size of the mark the tool makes or, the relationship of the size of the work to the viewer and the space in their house that work may fit in. However, there’s also the little piece that looks huge…  And, there’s the large piece that looks smaller.

Folksinger Ani Difranco said, “What kind of scale compares the weight of two beauties, the gravity of duties, or the ground speed of joy? Tell me, what kind of gage can quantify elation? What kind of equation could I possibly employ?”

Posted on: 09/08/2012, by :
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