Sunday, September 30, 2012
The Missing Link
What is it that will allow me to make a connection between the deliberate style of work I have used to create my Cityscapes series, and the more intuitive play with colour and shape that I also enjoy?
I think I can see the answer in this uncredited photo, torn from a travel magazine some months ago. It's a photo of Tenerife, which I was lucky enough to visit this spring. Like so many cliffside towns in the Mediterranean area, it's architectural and organic at the same time. Grids, interlocking shapes, square-in-a-square: all my favourite elements.
I'd like to think that the two approaches would complement each other, and that I could shift from one style to the other and back again.
I knew there was a connection beween Square / Unsquare and my Cityscapes, and I think I'm on my way to figuring it out.