Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Lines, linings and lineages

... is the theme that I've been thinking of for my beautiful little moleskine.

FPP#3 Detail 1
Found Paper Project, Book #3, Detail

Why? Partly the format of the book, as Steph illustrated a couple of posts earlier; but to a larger part my fascination with the former. Lines: seemingly separating, clearly demarcating, lines do much more, don't they? They connect, they unsettle and set apart at once. Linings and lineages are thrown in for good measure: don't want to be too prescriptive, so a couple more associations are very welcome.

It's a fascinating thought, eight people who work very differently together in eight books, at different stages, different responses and interaction. I am sooo curious and excited.

Other than the theme I haven't thought of what that could mean for my first sketching in there. But I'm sure I'll figure it out.

My most recent inspiration is the collage I did for the Found Papers project: the lines are made by fumage: candle smoke onto a taped off area; so: there's lots of possibilities of what can go in the little moleskine.

I've also introduced the swap over at Paint & Pastel: here


Brian McGurgan said...

This is a sweet detail, Gesa, with lines that form associations and pattern. Verging on abstraction and yet rich in texture; tactile, with tonality suggesting depth...

I'm looking forward to these kinds of surprises as we start to exchange books. And with all of the great themes to work with I'm sure to stretch myself in the ways I hope to.


Casey Klahn said...

Very unique. Love it.

Lindsay said...

Wonderful process. I'm working with lines too! I'll be posting something in the next few days.

Thanks for sharing your smoking lines.