Motion in time

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

Abstract: My work initiates in the grid of the graph paper which is the sub-structure for all my images. The sub-structure not only refers to the graph paper image but to the final, overall canvas as well. During the growth of my work, I became involved in making canvases which were not square. For example, the painting Withershins (starting at the top and moving clockwise) measures 60" by 59" by 59" by 60", The effect is not just an offsquare canvas but an irregular grid as well. The one inch difference is slight yet the result is an image which visually appears initially symmetrical but, is actually asymmetrical. This aspect is just one of the overall ambiguities that I try to achieve in my work. The beginning of my image evolves from the unconscious mind and flows onto the grid as lines connecting points in space creating shapes and patterns. After developing a series of images I then go through a conscious decision making process of re-evaluating the work in retrospect, adding to, taking away and rearranging until I reach a conclusive image, I do not try to predetermine the effects of an image, instead I deliberate on possibilities and keep myself open to them as I work.

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Language: English
Date: 1976

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