Elements and Principles of Art...Line

Line is one of the more easily explained Elements of Art. It has a true form, a starting and ending point. There is little to no confusion about where a line begins, and where it ends...the space that it creates between two points.

Technically defined as {source: Wikipedia}

Line is defined as a mark that spans a distance between two points (or the path of a moving point), taking any form along the way. As an art element, line pertains to the use of various marks, outlines and implied lines in artwork and design, most often used to define shape in two-dimensional work. Implied line is the path that the viewer's eye takes as it follows shapes, colors, and form along a path, but may not be continuous or physically connected, such as the line created by a dancer's arms, torso, and legs when performing an arabesque. Line is an element of art that is simplest, most ancient, and most universal means for creating visual arts.

How does line translate in my work?



I love playing with paint lines on my sculpted works. A line can star on one side, stop suddenly in the middle, but connect with another colour or tone to tie the entire piece together. It creates cavities of space within the bounds of one piece.

My lines aren't perfect...but they are simple, and they are strong.
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