Visual sensations which create expressions

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Charles Edward Joyner (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Walter Barker

Abstract: This thesis consists of six paintings and twelve serigraphs dealing with free flowing forms carrying associations of color through which I have attempted to organize purely intuitive responses to different experienced situations. The six paintings are executed on stretched cotton duck canvas with acrylic polymer colors. The twelve serigraphs are printed on Vellum Bristol Board with silk screen process inks. Both the paintings and serigraphs were developed from small drawing studies enlarged by the grid method or with an opaque projector. This series of works originated from an exploration of growth patterns from which I found a suitable vehicle in motifs similar to fingerprints to carry associations of color. The paintings and serigraphs are designed to be two dimensional in character. A sense of fluctuation in movement is generated by linear elements which vary in thickness, intensity, and or value. The work leading up to this thesis exhibition has evolved from an intensive study of color and spatial relationships. I have directed my efforts to achieve the visual effects obtained from using monochromatic or analogous colors. I apply colors at chosen intervals which produce a progressive comparison; thereby creating rhythm in my paintings. The serigraphs are basically an extension of the paintings which allows me to explore new motifs and spatial relationships on a smaller scale. They are also useful to me at this point because the technique of silk screen printing is an excellent method of reproducing the design with different associations of color for possible future paintings.

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Language: English
Date: 1972

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