Incised tondos

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Kimberly Jane Maggio (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Gilbert Carpenter

Abstract: It is my intent to generate an intimate artist/viewer relationship through my work. Because I believe that small scale encourages intimacy, not one of my paintings is larger than fourteen inches in diameter. I find that intimacy is necessary in order for the viewer to experience the line intricacy and delicate color subtleties found in my work. The paintings constituting my thesis exhibition are tondos. The circular form is utilized because of its universality and because it is the only form in which tension is equally distributed about its edges. This tension distribution is necessary in order to minimize interference with the area the form contains. Because the circle has no top or bottom it functions only to enclose an area. The circle itself is created through color splattering built up to a shallow relief. A limited impressionistic palette is utilized. An impressionistic palette contains no black or dark values. Color differs from piece to piece only in amount and ratio of white to color. Because I intend to convey a light atmospheric quality I choose to use this soft range of colors for their illuminative properties. I also rely on personal preference considerably when making color choices.

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Language: English
Date: 1977

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