My previous relationship didn't encourage balance, and I have had to focus very hard in the past couple of years to achieve balance in my life.
Art relies on balance, too. One of the things that's important with art, though, is that too much balance can result in an effect that's boring or uninteresting. So, the challenge of the artist is to create balance while at the same time putting in something that puts that balance just slightly off kilter.
Modern art put things way off kilter--think of Picasso. His cubist works flatten the images to nothing but squares and lines. Yet, we still know what the "thing" is that's in the painting--a nude woman, horses running, a woman dancing. How does he achieve that when the image is so out of balance...by not going TOO far off balance.
I've been weaving very balanced projects these past couple of weeks.
These pieces are gorgeous...they have a sense of balance and completeness that calms and creates a sense of beauty. They are pretty. And I love them...
But in the whole sense of balancing things...I'm in need of some fun!
I've been dying to start my next project. It's going to be a "weftover" project of towels. After I finish each project I wind off the yarn that's left on the bobbins with other yarns of the appropriate size. I've been dying to make this project for a couple of years...so I'm excited that it's my next one. No balance there. I'm sure when I finish them I'll find some place in the middle to hang out for a while.
Pictures as soon as I have them...I promise.