collage, 7.5 x 6 inches
I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
~ Pablo Picasso
I'm definitely taking Picasso's advice on this one. I have been trying to push myself to work more abstractly, which is not really my strongest suit, so to speak. Really, to be clear, I should say I'm attempting to make work that's non-objective, meaning that it's not based on real objects, whereas abstract work is. Art history.com says, " Nonobjective art is another way to refer to Abstract art or nonrepresentational art. Essentially, the artwork does not represent or depict a person, place or thing in the natural world. Usually, the content of the work is its color, shapes, brushstrokes, size, scale, and, in some cases, its process."
Though my work isn't completely "realistic" by any means, and I wouldn't necessarily call it abstract, it usually depicts objects that are based on real ones, i.e. butterflies, flowers, birds, faces, etc. I guess it walks a line somewhere in between. So I thought it would be fun to do something that's focused on colors, shapes, and movement rather than recognizable things. I don't think this is easy at all, but it was fun, if not entirely successful. And I think I'd like to try more of this in the future.
What do you think? Is making non-objective work easy for you, or difficult? Any insights or thoughts concerning how to make it easier?
Thanks for looking, and have a wonderful weekend!