Re: Keith's gum prints on wood panels
On Mar 3, 2009, at 9:30 AM, Keith Gerling wrote:
Well, it's just my opinion, and of course you're the one you really need to please, but to me, printing them all the same would make it into a lesser body of work than what we've seen. The idea that in order for a body of work to be coherent all of its elements should be printed in an identical color scheme seems a very lazy idea to me, and can result in a boring show where the pieces all look alike and the viewer's eye just scans over them all in a blur without really seeing any of them. Your pieces are each so individually interesting they command attention individually, but at the same time they work together in a beautiful way; like a symphony, the parts, while varied, are harmonious and coherent. A symphony that consisted of one note repeated over and over would be pretty boring, wouldn't it? (Even Philip Glass varies the note now and then.) Just my 2cents, FWIW,Thanks Katherine! I appreciate your comments regarding how the portfolio appears coherent and integrated. This is timely commentary, because recently I have begun printing many of these works - color and monochome - as three-color gums all with the same pallette. THIS is on the advise of others who think it ought to look MORE even!