OTHER ARTIST'S WORK USING EXERCISES FROM MY BASIC PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN ARTICLE
I wrote an article for the December 2011 issue of Polymer Cafe magazine called An Introduction to the Principles of Design. Included with the article were templates and excercises for artists to try. Jill Palumbo sent me this photo showing her experimentation with the templates.
My favorite is the one on the right. I like the contrast of the highly textured half circles with the flat gilded areas. The linear pattern in the circles also repeats the not quite horizontal lines of the center vertical element. Because the textural lines in the half circles are on a diagonal they also add dynamic movement to the piece.
Jill does some really interesting jewelry using a very heavy surface texture and bright colors. Check out her photos on Flickr:http://www.flickr.com/photos/jillpalumbo/
I especially like her Frida Kahlo series and the beads (or maybe brooches?) inspired by Olympia Corvino.