15 Jun

Circles and Triangles Work Their Way Into a New Series

I haven’t been sharing much paper work on the blog in the past couple of weeks but I have been producing quite a bit of new pieces behind the scenes. I started a new series of designs inspired by the first drawing I did in my 30 Days of Drawing Project Sketchbook. I’ve been creating compositions made up of circles divided into triangles radiating from a central point. They resemble things like bicycle wheels, umbrellas, pinwheels, seed pods, etc.

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The one I am sharing here is the third in the series, and it’s also the largest to fit into an 18″ x 24″ frame. The photo above was taken as I lay the work in progress over top a finished piece to check the frame size, and I love how the two different patterns interact and flow.

I’ve been drawing and planning these compositions beforehand, which is not how I usually work, but I think it’s an improvement to my process. I’m also cutting away the excess paper around the finished composition to emphasize the intricacy and delicacy of the cut paper work.

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The finished piece is pictured in the photo above. I have three other smaller pieces completed for this series, and fourth getting started today. I’ll share more soon.

© Rachael Ashe