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07 April 2013

The Dancer, a conflation of Organic Shapes

Image © PeteM2020

Organic – the new buzzword! Organic shapes, organic vegetables, organic chickens, even organic hair shampoo ….. Hmm! What does it all mean?

To distinguish from geometric shapes, maybe the “new” organic shapes should be referred to as curvilinear or free form shapes, as they can be made of angles, curves or both. Or does curvilinear sound too much like the language of engineers rather than artists?

Strolling along the beach the other day, I became captivated by a piece of driftwood – it’s curves, textures and the way it’s shadows were distorted by the waves rolling onto the sand. “The Dancer” was born in my mind’s eye.  Other beach elements were skilfully (or probably more frankly described as haphazardly) gathered and then the image soup was magically distilled through Photoshop. Voila!

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