Maurice Bradford - Senior, Painting major

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Materials and Process

  • Colored pencils
  • Rag paper (sketchpad)
  • Compass
  • Ruler
Freehand drawing with compass and straightedge.

Teacher's Comment

Here patterns are used to define the interior space of an organic form that resembles a butterfly, displayed with a horizontal axis of formal symmetry. But the patterns and color in effect introduce asymmetry to the symmetrical form. The interior space shows a circle inscribed in a square, which is divided into smaller geometric shapes (squares and rectangles), each showing a different pattern.

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