Monday, July 27, 2009
scribbles and lines.
Many of you most likely recognize the work of artist Cy Twombly. Twombly is a highly successful artist who emerged int he 50's and has been showing and selling strongly since then. I have been lucky enough to see a great number of the work up close and personal which I am glad for- as the work does not translate well in image- The scale and subtly of line is lost.
I have long enjoyed the scribble works of Twombly as they seem so direct and honest and immediate. He also often interweaves words and language- often indecipherable. Recognizing and honoring words as symbol.
Recently I have been being inspired by the line quality of his work. a line quality that often could be recreated in thread. The idea of a scribble thread drawing is exciting. Taking such a casual line of a sketch or scribble and painstakingly recreating it through stitch.
Here is an image of Twombly in front of his work to give you a sense of the scale and color. So lovely.
It's nice sometimes to see the tendency of thread in another medium. Twombly's work is definitely something I intend to poor my eyes over for awhile now- I sense something in it for me.