Re: elements & principles
Beautiful Art! What inspires your work?
Im definitely not an expert. I have done a little bit of abstract and design. I agree with the artists that say once you know all the rules well, then break them!
In my experience, setting your own rules for each new work is one of the most exciting aspects of absract art and/or design. They overlap in many cases, dont they? Its like composing a piece of music in A minor with a motif that is faster in tempo and louder than the rest. The end result might be the elements in harmony and balance with each other ... or tension, whatever the case, etc. I remember one piece where I focussed on color, shape, and repetition, but in the end, much more appeared to be involved. Embrace the unexpected, adapt to change, and have fun!
Whats your take on abstract art that looks like there's way too much going on in the overal design? What do you think is too much? Any examples?