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Abstract Art: Indescribed

The background disguises the empty space.

An issue with drawings is they can look kind of sparse, so you have to have a background. Originally this had a background that was painful to look at, and it was a nice sort of art challenge, of do you dare try to look at the drawing with those stripes of green that are very difficult to look at? But I wasn’t entirely on board. So I went back to the (ha!) and came up with this nicer colorful shadings.

Another issue (mentioned before) is the alt-text issue.

But sparseness, you either keep drawing until it’s so full (which also impacts alt-text), or you try to find some kind of balance.


Abstract Art: Scales and Heart

The heart looked nice, if maybe a bit too like a bird comb at places.

Something more traditional. I like the scales. Looks more like when I draw on paper, and there’s something kind of quaint and familiar to those ugly scribbles. Often I get the feeling there are more than two things being weighed, so you’d need something like that contraption to really get things under control, right? (Otherwise you’d have to to weigh each pair.)

But is it abstract? The scales and heart both aren’t that abstract, but it’s also not a fully cohesive image. I’m sure art scientists would say it’s not abstract enough to be called abstract, but it feels unconnected enough to me.

Abstract Art: Abstract Art Gallery

Abstract art showings always draw the strangest shapes.

The shapes represent people at the art show, looking at facsimiles of themselves. (Their more colorful clones are looking at static. It’s very artistic, the static. Also because I didn’t want to clone the image down smaller and smaller.)

But it’s also an honest piece. What do we see when we visit a gallery if not ourselves? Not exactly, of course (unless someone’s put up a mirror, naturally), different versions of us from different places and times and who were able to make better art between wars or drinking too much, back when there were wars and drinking. Oh, right. So maybe a little too much like us after all.

I also like the jumble making it feel all crowded and everyone’s bending over each other to see. Because art-viewing should be like that, right? Everyone’s trying to get a peek, a vantage. Or wants to bounce around the frame to see it from different angles.

And they say true artists should never explain their work.