The pieces seen within the Geometric Landscape Body of Work shows my own creative experimentation with not only the Landscape’s Working Area, but also Texture, Color, and Pattern. I had first decided to alter the Working Area I used for creating the Landscape/Spacescape of the pieces. I typically use a full canvas for any scape I create, but wanted to try a smaller area while using the Imitation Gold Leafing Technique to almost imitate a form of matting and incorporate geometric repetition/patterns throughout the work. Gold Leafing is considered to be an ancient technique that dates back to the Renaissance. I had recently began experimenting with the Gold Leafing Technique after being gifted some imitation gold leaf from some very close people that are very dear to me. Realizing that I had never seen any forms of Gold Leafing in any recent prominent work locally or much within the current art scene, I decided to take it upon myself to investigate this technique in hopes of finding a way to add it creatively to my work. I have a love for art history and strongly believe studying ancient art techniques and teachings is highly beneficial to any artist looking to expand their skill set. Between learning this technique and bringing my analytic thought processes to my work to be physically interpreted, the Geometric Landscape Leaf Body was formed. I fell in love with the texture seen from gold leafing immediately, and wanted the gold to be the consistent factor within the work. From there, I would divide the body into geometric sets (Square and Diamond) while separating the pieces with various contrasts of borders surrounding the piece and gold leafing. The pieces within each set are divided into a few different categories. These categories include, Cool and Warm colors, along with Physical/Metaphysical Symbolistic Elements, and the inner workings of Contrast. Within each set, there is a light and cool version of Earthly Elements, along with a light and cool version of Perceived Elements (Auras and the Idea of Endless Space/Time). You can see the full body of work with all piece descriptions at Apple Blossom Kombucha Co. located locally in Lansing Michigan.
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