Monday, March 23, 2009

Illustration Friday: Subtract



I thought this topic would be really hard, but then I started thinking about subtractive art processes. My process is subtractive. I start with a black field and then erase to reveal the image. Sculpture is a subtractive process. And sculpture led me to thinking about classical sculpture with all the missing arms and heads because many of the statues were found in trash heaps and had been damaged by time and wars and whatnot. (Which leads me to the theme for the Lenten period at my church: Beauty in Brokenness. With the metaphor being beach glass, how it is something once broken that has become beautiful again.) How many of these broken statues grace our museums in places of honor? Time to try once again to let go of the Perfectionism demon. There is beauty in mistakes.

6 comments:

cjhardy said...

Love your approach to "Subtract" Beautiful rendering as well as so creatively though out. Love this piece.

justdoodleit said...

Like the simplicity of thought behind this!

Christy said...

nice ill. Heather. Great way to interpret "Subtract"

Dot said...

that is such a great take on the theme! i wish I'd thought of it :)

theartofpuro said...

Very nice and clever illo

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Oh this is super cool Heather!!! Great illustration. Such a great play on the word too. Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me Heather. I really appreciate it. I've been in creative mode and doing some new projects. Busy!!!! he he he h! Have a great weekend!