String Theory

No, I’m not going to get “tangled” in a discussion of quantum physics. “String theory” just seemed like a good description of these latest abstractions. They were created in Procreate app for iPad. The background was built up of layers with overlapping wedges of different colors. Then I added layers with large round shapes. One of the techniques for using Procreate is to use blending modes to control the transparency of the objects. You can also control how those objects mix with colors of objects on other layers. This is how the complex overlapping of shapes was done. On top of this layered background, I added circles and lines making a web of interconnecting patterns. It’s these random looking connections that made me think of “string theory”. I wanted these to have a “graphic” look, flattening their appearance. To do this I edited them in iColorama app to add closely textured surfaces to look like canvas or textured paper.

Author: Jeff Gold

I'm a retired musician (oboist) now living in Vermont and exploring various avenues of art, urban sketching, life drawing, block printing and digital abstractions.

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