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Circles and Steam Punk Dragons
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laurieopal
I finished my steam punk dragon today in wax. I think I may do two versions of it. One polished silver and one black. And I worked on a Victorian flower steam punk pendant .

I'd been thinking about silver steam punk work for a while and these two designs coalesced in my head.

And I went through my stones to pick out stones for rings I need to make. But not tonight. I'm definitely burned out on wax for the day.

There is an article in the New York times, The Circular Logic of the Universe about Kandinsky's painting and the circle conceptually as a form, everything from yeasts to buttocks. ( I can't get it to link on the Lj software but this link works.) http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/08/science/08angier.html?_r=1&sq=circles&st=cse&adxnnl=1&scp=1&adxnnlx=1260422130-5g

... learned of Kandinsky’s growing love affair with the circle. The circle, he wrote, is “the most modest form, but asserts itself unconditionally.” It is “simultaneously stable and unstable,” “loud and soft,” “a single tension that carries countless tensions within it.” Kandinsky loved the circle so much that it finally supplanted in his visual imagination the primacy long claimed by an emblem of his Russian boyhood, the horse.
I'm definitely thinking about circles.

abstract painting of circles by Kandinsky

I'm definitely thinking abut designs and circles.

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More circles: http://brucepollock.com/paintings.html



Boomshine, a video game based on multicolored circles.

I learned at work yesterday that the Guggenheim is completely filled with a single Kandinsky retrospective that lets you see a great cross-section of his work in chronological order. It's almost enough to make me look at ticket prices.


nancy,

That's a great picture.

wild iris,

I checked the Guggenheim video on the Kandinsky and unfortunately it's not focused on the individual works in the show.

Steam punk dragon? Can hardly wait to see it. Showed off "Half Moon Bay" last week and got ooohs and ahhhs.

Me too. About the "Half Moon Bay" piece, I have a very vivid memory of gathering the beach glass I set in it. Glad you got ooohs and ahhs

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