Monday, February 28, 2011

Newest Abstraction!

Another neat-o abstraction!

Stamp Act: Abstraction with Texture
 Abstraction with Texture by Kristin Sharpe


I adore the textures of this piece. And the strong geometry is very appealing.

This piece is an abstraction of Pink Sunset in the Trees II. The frame is actually created by dual tree trunks.  The textured appearance of the red areas are leaves.  And obviously the linear patters in the central panel are tree limbs.

Pink Sunset in the Trees II
 Pink Sunset in the Trees II by Kristin Sharpe


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Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Lonely Spectral Tree

The original image- 
it started off a lil blurry. But this lonely little tree just always spoke to me...

I knew I wanted to to do something with this... 
so I started fooling around.

You can still see the bottom of the tree trunk.. 
four times and the tree top twice.  Look closely.

I use many methods in creating these pieces-
often times I change the orientation and dimensions of the piece repeatedly throughout the development.  I use a similar method when painting- I rotate the canvas repeatedly and don't definite a bottom/top until the very end.

The 'spectral anomaly' begins to appear...
(I have to other term to describe what this little dot turns into- and I was raised on StarTrek- thus it became a 'spectral anomaly')...

Another dimensional shift...
and technicolor clouds moving in from all directions.  It's easier to repeat things and achieve symmetrical changes using a square format, regardless if it intend to end with a rectangular or square outcome.

Workin' the dot...
and other subtle changes.

The anomaly... 
erupting.  The orange-ish hue is actually a shade of the negative hue to the original blue.


 Spectral Enigma by Kristin Sharpe
Spectral Enigma …

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Threshold of Change

 Threshold by Kristin Sharpe


   The wind was changing, I knew as I stepped out.  
A well tred path that carried me through my days.  
Seeing only the images in my mind before me, 
I passed blind through the life that surrounded me.  
And then the wind changed, and I looked up.  
The wind changed, and I woke up.  
Looking about me, as for the first time, 
breathing deep like my first breaths. 
I noticed something, and I drew nearer.  
'What thing is this?' I wondered, cautiously moving in.  
It was nothing, but I must look closer.  
I must see what thing it is that draws me.  
Passing off the path, twigs and roots under foot 
crackling softly, almost dreamily, 
like a muted echo in a vast room- 
a ghost of a sound.  
Spindly fingers of branches against my flesh, 
I feel with no sensation. 
As I passed through the drifting mists, 
wrapped around me like many veils, 
I feel a change. 
Moving forward in a dream, 
unable to pause.with feet unmoving, 
I knew I had entered some place unlike my own, 
a world apart from mine 
from which I would never return. 
A journey unknown begun through passage, 
drifting through my mind.
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Pair of New Pieces!

Two pieces- One Tree:  The first an eerie yet comforting, almost nostalgic photograph.  The second a spooky abstract of drifting mists and haunting moments..

Sunbreak Behind a Creepy Tree
 Sunbreak behind a Creepy Tree by Kristin Sharpe


This image was captured from a moving car, using a lens from a pair of broken sunglasses as a filter.  The image is very raw, as reflected by the bit of reflection at the bottom.  But I really like the juxtaposition of the blur and shine of this 'mistake' against the delicate intricacy of the 'creepy tree' branches.  The reflection balances the light of the sun and in balance with the dark negative areas around the bottom edges helps to weigh the image down, to ground it, as it were.  I find this image eerie but not unnatural, almost comforting.


Abstract with Creepy Tree: Ghost Story
 Abstract with Creepy Tree by Kristin Sharpe


This piece reminds me of a ghost story- a lonely girl under a singular tree, mists rising, and darkness creeping in.  The lines (originally powerlines) are entrapping, restricting, unyielding- the finality of the end of the story, the record, the unavoidable, the rose on the grave, or the abandoned sweater on the passenger seat- the proof that she really happened, this wasn't a dream.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Creation of Fiery Emergence, Alien Eyes, and Seahorse

It all started off as...

but I hate self-portraits. even from the eye-of-god perspective. So I started duplicating the photo and flipping it around and layering it over itself over and over again.

Soon I had this...

and I though- 'well now things are getting interesting".  So, I kept going.

And then there was...

and now I knew I was on the right track.

The next step was...

and this was the basis for three separate pieces.

Fiery Emergence- The Breath of Chaos by Kristin Sharpe
Fiery Emergence- Breath of Chaos…

 Alien Eyes by Kristin Sharpe
Alien Eyes: Angel Eyes…

 Seahorse: Ocean of Fire by Kristin Sharpe
Seahorse: Ocean of Fire …

So... there you go. That's how it happened :)

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Saturday, February 19, 2011