Originally Posted by John
Don't know what you're thinking of, but in non-representational art there IS no "subject". I suppose you could still have what one would think of as a foreground and background, but not necessarily.
I want to chat about this idea: Would it help a non-representational artist to have a set of compositional techniques at hand for use in any given piece of work? For example (and since I'm a collage artist, what follows is particularly relative to paper cutouts, but obviously there's universality to other media; also, the titles I use are purely my own catch-phrases):The flock of birds (a motif-like flurry of cutouts); the bamboo grove (vertical or horizontal slats/strips); the ink blot; cheek-to-jowl collisions; etc. I know: It sounds both ethereal and mundane when one thinks on paper about this approach, but I hope I've shared enough to spark some replies. I'm mainly interested in learning if anyone knows of a similar approach or technique, and again, especially relative to creating non-representational art.