I’ve been working on a new series of abstracts. Inspired by nature and the building blocks of life, they have an organic cellular look as if looking under a microscope.
My process starts among the 90,000 photographs I have on my hard drive. I paint the initial pattern inspired by my ventures around Boston and New England and then I refine the colors on the computer. I play around with hue, saturation and contrast to develop the pallet I want. I then further mutate the results by layers the image upon itself and apply various blending modes. I’ll rotate the image, crop, and stack multiple images upon the initial painting, almost like the way a virus mutates and spawns generation after generation of itself.
I hope to produce about forty abstract paintings in this series which would provide a nice number for a show.
Abstract art uses a visual language of shape, form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world.Abstraction indicates a departure from reality in depiction of imagery in art. This departure from accurate representation can be slight, partial, or complete. Abstraction exists along a continuum. Even art that aims for verisimilitude of the highest degree can be said to be abstract, at least theoretically, since perfect representation is likely to be exceedingly elusive. Artwork which takes liberties, altering for instance color and form in ways that are conspicuous, can be said to be partially abstract. Total abstraction bears no trace of any reference to anything recognizable.
In a sense, all art is an abstraction. Even photography, as the artist chooses what to capture or show from reality. Abstracts can be anything from slight alterations of reality to geometric shapes, patterns and pure design.
Besides looking great as a canvas print or matted and framed, these abstract art pieces from Edward M. Fielding also look great as throw pillows and tote bags. You can see the entire collection of abstract works here: http://edward-fielding.artistwebsites.com/collections/abstracts
And the abstract images chosen for throw pillows and tote bags here: http://edward-fielding.artistwebsites.com/collections/throw+pillows++tote+bags