abstract art, a systems view

Flank induction

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Flank induced colour-spread phenomena:

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Written by Andy Parkinson

December 1, 2012 at 9:00 am

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  1. Hi Andy, what is “Flank induced colour-spread phenomena,” regards.

    Molecules of Emotion

    December 2, 2012 at 11:47 am

    • Well, I am experimenting with colour spread phenomena by which I mean that in certain circumstances we subjectively construct colour that “isn’t there”. One such set of circumstances creates a ‘wash’ of muted colour (sometimes known as the watercolour effect) which I am attempting to demonstrate here. By ‘flank’ I mean that if you flank a black lines with colours on both sides the space between the drawn colours seems to take on some of the colour (a light wash), the colour seems to spread. Its not the only way to get colour spreading. The other method also creates a neon-like transparent effect, and I have been playing with that in my tetracys series.

      Andy Parkinson

      December 2, 2012 at 12:56 pm

      • Thanks Andy, appreciate your explanation, kind regards.

        Molecules of Emotion

        December 7, 2012 at 9:53 am

      • Yes and I like what you said new and old at the same time. I’m thinking of the Inca’s decoration.

        Carla Saunders

        January 11, 2013 at 2:11 pm

  2. I like these a lot, especially the small drawing where you enter a more organic, free form world – different than your usual measured, mathematical approach. These are evocative of Mexican or south American designs. Is the black line is intended to be washed into a third colour by the juxtaposed colours? If so it doesn’t work for me – the black line remains…


    December 4, 2012 at 3:46 am

  3. Yes the Mexican or South American designs.

    Carla Saunders

    January 11, 2013 at 2:14 pm

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