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Duke Street Tetractys

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I had the idea for this tetractys when I was working at Wallacespace on Duke Street, St Pancras

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Duke Street Tetractys 2, 2012, Acrylic and Permanent Marker on Board, 11 1/4″ x 11 1/4″

I was clearing away the marker pens after the day’s work when I noted this sequence of colours: yellow + blue = green, complementary = red, adjacent to orange made by adding yellow, complementary = purple. I made a sketch that same day and then during the next few days completed a version in acrylic and marker pen on acrylic paper, currently on display at First Come First Served at The Lion and Lamb Gallery. More recently I painted the version shown above, on board using narrower lines (possibly too narrow).

(The photo has a slight red cast due to the direct sunlight. My fairly good camera has a limitation of having automatic white balance only.)

Continuing to experiment with Ehrenstein and neon colour-spread figures arranged in tetractys

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I continue to be fascinated by neon colour-spread phenomena and subjectively constructed contours….

Multi-colour-spread Tetractys, 2012, permanent marker on paper, 8″x8″

….arranged in tertacys derived patterns. I am slowly starting to understand (practically) what helps and what hinders the formation of the colour-spread effect.

Written by Andy Parkinson

November 30, 2012 at 8:30 am

Split and inverted

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Networked double tetractys…

Distributed Double Tetractys, 2012, permanent marker on paper, 8″x8″

…divided in half vertically, one half inverted and arranged in opposition.

Tetracting!

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Drawing: Networked Double Tetractys, permanent marker on paper, 8″ x 8″

Written by Andy Parkinson

November 24, 2012 at 8:30 am