Lines perform representative and differentiating functions in painting. A line can be an edge, border, contour, mark or texture. It is also a means of suggesting, pointing, meandering, tracing and conjuring. A line can mark a place, contour an object and carry units of measurement. Some lines are fuzzy, some lay shallow on a surface until layered or thatched. Regardless of its varying qualities, additive or subtractive, it is a basic unit of visual language. “Appellative Lines” explores this intriguing notion.
Image: Echoland 2, 2021, Acrylic, dye, ink on burlap, 16″ x 14″ (40.6 x 35.6 cm)
1-15-2 Higashi-Kanda, Chiyoda-ku