Thursday, November 08, 2007
Matrix 071 Oil on Canvas. 8" X 10". Finding the figure in abstraction.
Matrixing, leveraging the mind using the theories of Gestalt psychology. I find my best abstractions to be a matrix for the viewer to unveil their own forms. This painting is one example. As are the other pieces from my "Finding the figure in abstraction" series. The Gestalt effect refers to the form-forming capability of our senses, particularly with respect to the visual recognition of figures and whole forms instead of just a collection of simple shapes; lines, curves or other smaller visual elements that comprise the whole composition.
A few other descriptions:
Matrixing is a term used to describe the human mind's natural tendency to find familiar forms in complex shapes or colors.
Matrixing is a process by which we humans continually organize, order, align, or standardize, the un-organized, un-ordered, mis-aligned, or non-standardized, allowing us to manage the chaos around us into something that is more beneficial to us.
A matrix is a system that abounds in creativity.