Saturday, March 10, 2007

Shades of Black


My "Shades of Black" #5 in a series of light and shadows as they play around my two black Tennessee Walking horses, is done. My first works in this series seem to be have been more free from internal clutter. This last work , with brighter highlights, more color and less of a silhouette effect seems to be saying more, but also has more.....it seems not to be leaving so much for the viewer to imagine.

This series is an interesting result of my fascination with silhouettes and the abstract pattern that the emerges when I am challenged with just the white and black ,abstract yin and yang when leaving out distracting detail. I have always worked in black and white cut paper before when I did silhouette compositions...this series is a journey into another medium [casein] but capturing the same depth and movement with simplicity.

I will talk more about the actually paper cutting fascination another day. Today the sun beckons and the horses are shedding........Spring is almost here!!!!

4 comments:

Kimberly Kelly Santini said...

I didn't realize that the Shades of Black came from your own horses, Kathi! It's nice to see the full cirle you've come with these pieces so far - are you calling the series done??

Kpeters said...

Kimberly,
"Shades of Black" will continue as I get into getting the light and dark "thing" figured out. It always fascinated me how on idea can be elaborated on.I see the them getting bigger........more abstact! What do you think of that?!!!
Kathi

Kimberly Kelly Santini said...

I like!! (no surprise there, eh?)

Kpeters said...

And there are more to come....rolling,laying down,etc etc... there is no end! Stay tuned!