Maurice Bradford - Senior, Painting major

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Materials and Process

  • Ballpoint pen
  • Rag paper (sketchpad)
Freehand drawing with compass and straightedge.

Teacher's Comment

Similar in approach to the previous practicum, this example uses only one color. But there is even greater playfulness with form. In addition to the patterning of shapes to create ambiguities, here the patterning of forms hints at a third dimension through the use of overlapping shapes and lines. Notice the appearance of what looks like a serpent (lower right), which may provide a visual allusion to the work of M. C. Escher, a Dutch graphic artist who played with forms and patterns in this manner. Notice also the lines of black and white piano keys (upper left), which draw our attention to the morphing of forms within defined shapes, a technique that is used throughout this work.

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