Thursday, 10 July 2008

Freedom by Lindsay


Look what came in the mail today! I love this contribution to Casey's Freedom theme by Lindsay. She starts at left by laying out some of the key colors that Casey used to phenomenal effect in the earlier pages of the book, than incorporates these hues into a landscape that seems to nearly vibrate with color. This in turn transforms into a swirl of geometric abstraction, referencing the broader palette of the landscape while bringing in still more colors (like the soft oranges at right). It reads to me like a visual symphony, with each movement building into the next one in turn, and with surges of dramatic intensity counter-balanced with calm, quiet moments. Lindsay has also successfully matched what for me is one of the most satisfying parts of Casey's work - the soft blush of pink on his fourth page that follows like a gentle sigh after the explosion of reds, pinks, and purples that came before it. Lindsay's grace note here is in those soft oranges, cascading delicately onto the last page and leading to...

Hmmm, looks like I'll have some serious stretching to do here. Great work, folks!

9 comments:

Yellow said...

This is great. It's suggestive of so many things for me. And what's to come? What will Brian do with it?

Gesa said...

Cool - I like that analytical thread translated onto page. Very good!
It's amazing how much one can do with those small pages, isn't it? - That's clearly one of the big insights for me from this project. So, Brian's STRETCH is really spot on. And I have an idea for it too, see how it translates in the sandy beaches of the Hebrides.

Lor Lor said...

This is coming to me next Yippee! I can't wait to see it. The colours look so lush

vivien said...

this looks fascinating and the write up is wonderful :>)

I can't wait for this to travel on

like you I was worried about the smallness of the books - but people's images have been far from small - stretch indeed :>)

Yellow said...

Why was I never scared by those little pages? I was petrified about making the first mark on the yellowish pages, but the size was never an issue. Here's a suggestion - after this is done we make giant sized concertena books and pass them around. Who's with me (answers on a postcard, tee hee)

Lindsay said...

Brian, you can be my PR person for life. What a great write up! You made me think of things I had not even intended.

Casey's very free start in this freedom book was a perfect invitation to play.I am very inspired by what others are doing in their books too.

Can't wait for the next book!!!
And I have solved the idea problem of what to do in David's dancing book. (phew)

africantapestry said...

Your books all look beautiful and so creative! I didn't realize you had a blog for your moley exchange. It is so nice seeing them all. Enjoy the rest of the journey!

Ronell

daviddrawsandpaints said...

Give that guy a sasperilla. I think you've done enough stretching for one day Brian - the "soft blush of pink" is probably on your cheeks!
Great write-up on a sea poem of deconstructing colour.

Casey Klahn said...

I am really impressed with the take down of the colors from my work,`and woven into the new Lindsay work.

And the photo and commentary are great, too, Brian.