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Art Video Series: Sketches #2 and #3

February 1st, 2010 | No Comments

Above: Two recordings of digital sketches I made on the afternoon of Friday, January 30. The top video is merely a first pass at an idea. The next is a remix of that original idea — pushing the idea of the first video a step further.

I should note that these videos offer a record of my digital sketching process. Doodling on the screen, basically. Once I actually start painting these ideas, a lot can change. I like to paint these kinds of “maximal and abstract art works” in an improvisational manner.

Abstract video art: In the studio January 27, 2010

January 27th, 2010 | No Comments

As an experiment, I thought I’d start recording my screen as I sketch new designs for paintings, then time-lapse the process a bit. The result is kind of like abstract video art.

I just think that something gets lost when the progression of a design is not recorded step for step. Also, on the way toward the “goal” of producing a new design, many accidental designs-within-designs can spring up. Video offers a way of listening for that kind of thing. It’s like an art equivalent to watching a game film — if I may employ a sports analogy.

Perhaps this will help me develop variations and remixes for future painting ideas. Like every experiment, we’ll see where it goes. I’m pretty sure I’m hooked on this idea, though.

Special thanks to my friend Chris Sietsema, a most capable digital marketing consultant, for encouraging me to start doing this.

One last thing: If you’re curious, the above design started with a mental picture (as always) that entered physical reality as a paper sketch:

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