2013 #6, hand dyed wool and egg tempera on linen, 18 x 13 1/2 in.
I recently finished a group of hooked wool drawings, two of which have my often-used central image and two with large areas of painted color. I just recently began using this second compositional format after seeing the "Inventing Abstraction" show at MoMA; I explain and show two examples in this blog post. In #6 I use Ellsworth Kelly's red blue green, and add yellow as a background.
2013 #7, hand dyed wool and egg tempera on linen, 14 3/4 x 12 in.
In a way, #7 has both the central image and painted background. I thought of the diamond as dangling from the square.
2013 #8, hand dyed wool and egg tempera on linen, 14 3/4 x 12 in.
I feel a little uncertain about the balance in this piece. My idea was to have the large rectangle tilting on top of smaller ones, but I think that it might be too large; perhaps the middle rectangle could have been a bit longer, the top one shorter?
2013 #9, hand dyed wool and egg tempera on linen, 11 1/2 x 18 7/8 in.
#9 is like a small row of signs, barriers of some sort, but they are also simply bisected circles. It's interesting to think of how we insert narrative and emotion into geometric shapes.