When I was a child I was fascinated with the term doppelgänger and the idea of a paranormal twin living somewhere. The term also describes seeing a glimpse of oneself in in peripheral vision. When I was about 12, I spent so much time trying to catch things at the corner of my eye that one of my teachers was so concerned at this peculiar eye twitch I had developed they recommended an eye check up. Anyway I digress …
Later in life, at university when I tackled the works of people like Hegel, Immanuel Kant, Nietzsche, Heidegger (all in translation) I decided that German language definitely described what it was to be human in a different way to English.
This is tutorial by Mark Mehaffey on composition is titled 5 Visual Design Elements to Improve Any Painting but the same principals apply to embroidery design and the design of crazy quilt blocks. Make a cuppa and I am sure you will learn from this.
In Wailing Walls street artist, Dan Witz, collaborated with Amnesty International to highlight the injustice of people imprisoned for their political views. The pieces combine elements of street art, social media and QR code technology to create an engaging experience for viewers.
This is slightly off the topic of textiles but I found this art project thought provoking and interesting. So I thought I would share.
Dan of Empty Easel has produced an excellent video tutorial about using Design to improve an image. He aims his advice to painters, but any fiber artist, art quilter or embroidery designer will find that applying these design elements to their work will make their work stronger and more interesting to look at. Make a cuppa, take 10 minutes and watch the video.