I have learned the impact of a what simple line and an arrangement of complex lines can communicate. Starting with simple line studies using only horizontal lines communicating progression, regularity, and randomness. These first lines studies came pretty fast, it was taking into consideration not making them similar to one another.
partner work: Jessi and I had to combine our simple line studies to make our complex. Combining the research of the two of us gave us lots to work with and it was great feeding and critiquing each other through out the process. Taking our simple line studies we had to layer them to create a complex line study using multiple simple line studies. We took from one another's line studies and created new complex line studies using our simple ones together and apart. We focussed on using the spaces in between the each line to add in another line study in creating either another randomness, progression, or regularity. Trying to convey certain characteristics as well. Such as, light, dark, middle grey, elegant simplicity, bold simplicity and complex, low contrast (less lines), high contrast (more lines), adding a many lines as we could, or trying to keep it as simple as possible. Keeping these things in mind helped us come up with a variety for each of the three descriptions. For some we might take only two line studies and on other there could be six added to the first line study layer.
Experimentation and Manipulation: Next we used other analog was of changing the lines in our studies. Either by, scanning, copying, and projecting we discovered some very interesting and beautiful things! We started by copying our images, and did different things such as throwing the paper across the copier, or dropping it, spinning it, folding it, just experimenting with this different methods. We did the scanner next and with the scanner you have more control over what you producing because of the slowness. We could control either having wavy or crazy lines, trying to create circles and waves or straight lines. Using the projector on different surfaces and tall walls or the ceiling and even in the spray booth or bathroom. Taking photographs of these moments and cropping the little moments of beauty and unusual lines coming together was awesome! Experimenting with these processes showed how producing things analog usually gives you these moments that you could probably not produce or want to produce on the computer.
We broke these images up into Curvilinear and Angular studies.
I think Jessi and I both agreed that scanning and copying was our favorite part. It was so fun to have the anticipation of the each outcome. A total experiment in just that we had no idea what was going to happen and we fed off of each result. For example "that one was curved and we moved it really fast, so let's slow down dragging the paper across the scanner and slowly rotate it..."
photography: Now that we are onto the next step, taking all of our line compositions and tying them in with photographs that I have taken around KC. Finding visual similarities between the line experiments and finding juxtaposition within the images and line studies. We are creating a poster to represent a part of KC.... so exciting! I like the idea of relating a project to my surroundings and actually going out in the city and taking photographs and being in control of my outcomes.
My contact sheets:
-Taking these images and my line studies, I will trying to match up similarities, probably have to go reshoot things and hopefully I find juxtaposition!