Marks and Remarks
Food for the Mind and Eye

No. 0056, April 20, 2015


Adventures in Texture, Color and Form

Copyright 2015 by S. W. Paul Wyszkowski

     "Isn't everything we do imagewise an adventure in texture, color and form?" asks Prickles. Yes, but not only that. There's also the semantic/symbolic content, pictorial (representative) content, and an ingredient I call the "je ne sais quois" factor which may or may not be amenable to further analysis. It's a feeling of "rightness" and we sincerely hope all of our images have that quality to some degree. But today we happen to be playing primarily with the sensory qualities of the image - the retinal stuff. There's endless adventure to be had just in this department. Of course, all the other kinds of content inevitably "contaminate" our retinal joys but that's just way it is. You can't actually isolate any component of Art from all others, or from the whole of being. But never mind, we need not wax philosophical here. Our object is to interest and please the eye and the mind it's attached to. Not every mind will be pleased but, as far as we are concerned, that's its problem, not ours. We tried, honestly and diligently. "Amen," says Prickles.

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