I knit for the colour fix

Fingerless gloves have been distracting me, so I shamed myself this morning by taking a photo of them (note some of them haven’t even spawned a twin before I moved on to another idea). I tell myself I have to knit to get a soft and soothing colour fix.

Deidhre's fingerless gloves

Shame expressed and failure noted. Now to get back to painting!

I’m doing some small acrylic paintings, working with ideas about folds, and illusions related to patterns in folds (I think). Influences on this work include origami tessellations, origami sekkei, woven patterns and perhaps—much further down the track—a broader metaphor related to Platonic allegories. I’m looking for an Allegory of the Divided Line for Dummies for just this purpose.

I was having trouble with visualising and representing the folded pattern (see thumbnails from progress recording below), hence I hid away in lovely gloves for a short time. Today I’ll mock up a folded pattern, using Japanese stamps on cardboard, and photograph to use as reference. I hope that breaks the block!

Deidhre Wauchop painting

😣 Day 948/53

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