of silk seeds. Expectant.
Warnings ring in my ears of busy days to come. For now, waiting for a change in hue from drabgreen to bluegray.
Day five of egg watching.
|one of the rare occasions we've ended up working at the same time|
|Colin Curry. Nic #3. oil on canvas. 16"x20". 2011|
|Colin Curry. Suspension. oil on panel. 72"x80". 2011|
That's also to say that usually -but not always- the piece you produce tomorrow will be shaped, purely and simply, by the tools you hold in your hand today. In that sense the history of art is also the history of technology. The frescos of pre-Renaissance Italy, the tempera paints of Flanders, the plein aire oils of Southern France, the acrylics of New York City -each successive technology imparted a characteristic color and saturation, brushstroke and texture, sensuality or formality to the art piece. Simply put, certain tools make certain results possible.
Your tools do more than just influence the appearance of the resulting art -they basically set limits upon what you can say with an art piece.
-Bayles & Orland, Art & Fear, pg. 58, 1993