Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mark making

Terry Grant has introduced some good ideas about mark making on the quiltart list.  Marks that are not necessarily surface design types like screening, or painting, or airbrushing. I love how she categorizes the history of mark making, from cave painting to the universal methods children use.

 Petroglyphs from the desert southwest.
 Child's drawing...wow what a lot of different marks!
 Van Gogh, I've always admired how he directs the eye simply with the direction and weight of his line.

Cy Twombly can make a cacophony with the various thicknesses and agitation in his line.

All good stuff. But how to translate it to fabric. Yes I could quilt in these types of lines ...even vary the thickness.But it occurs to me looking at these, that there are a multitude of fabrics with similar linear patterns. I'm going to try an image by combining linear patterns and see what happens.


Janice m said...

can't wait to see what you come up with pamela!!! expressing emotion with marks other than !!!!! confuses me, but I'd love to understand!!!

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Hi Pamela,

I am loving your recent posts in which you share more of your knowledge of the elements of art. Great stuff! Thank you!

Alison Schwabe said...

Or you can think of a line as a very fine strip, inserted somwhere ...