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Shibui Found Image Art

Dominance seems obvious here.
And its pretty obvious what steals the show here. What is being dominant. Is the small dot more dominant or less dominant? Interesting. But this is a discussion about dominance not field and event.
When it comes to color_____.

I learned from my professor Phil Paratore about what he calls Field And Event Theory. It’s pretty easy to guess what is the events and where the field is in this wall paper. The happens with Shibui Foundations. It is these events that have commonality (relationships) in a Shibui Foundation. The dominate the image. Smaller “things” support, and those even smaller things become the field along with those supporting things in the image. There are time when this theory comes into play during discussions about the foundations. Such as, “Where is your event, an event will stand out. What parts do you wish to take a lessor role but a supportive roll? How will those smaller thing support? Will they support for what they are or are the an original smaller event that makes up a more abstract image, and not a realistic illusion. This is a choice, to use it or let it stand on its own as a lessor event. It will recede if it is not outlined. The importance of the event is the primary focus, secondary focus happens the next “size down essentially. All are not equal in size but have a role to play in the foundations story. Color leads the viewers eye around the piece as it doe in a Shibui’s foundation.

Now more food for thought.

Animals who live in groups form social structures. Such social structures require dominance. (Someone needs to be in charge! And in the case of Shibui? It’s the event or events that happen in our foundations we notice first!) These events delegate what is to happen, and all those things in the field around these events___these others___ become involved in a hierarchical system that supports the image as a whole. They help create the story found on the page.

Regarding the comparison of animals and Shibui; groups of animals have social structures that rely on dominance. Someone or several within the group has to be in charge and others are positioned or take on the roles as delegated support. Such social structures rely on dominance which is highly functional and understood as organizational systems. Such structures make good examples when compared with Shibui foundations because the events found in a Shibui foundation have this same kind of dominance.

Another way to think of the foundation is that the surface also known as the ground of the Shibui foundation is a field-event occurrence. The events stand out, all else becomes the field; unless it becomes a part of something found. Those events are what is dominant within the Shibui’s foundation.

What you find wont be in the shape of triangles but you can make this happen___.

The Shibui foundations are highly functioning because of what we do with them. As we work with them they become organizational systems that become what they will through the process of design. It did not take me long to realize I was designing my Shibui. This is why they reminded me of Japanese prints or Alphonse Mucha’s art deco works. Two things that I am very familiar with and at one point did not realize their influences.

Note the lines, and the created parts of this image that make the hair and face, hat____ The back ground
Now note the black lines and how this image works. Not unlike Alphonse Mucha’s Art Deco Design. What is field here, what is event, what supports the events? Note that as i worked this I considered where my events should be. what ever I worked around the events would take on a supportive role with the Shibui. Note how the reds leads you up and around in an oval. The viewers eyes will rest on events first then see secondary objects. With much it is the head, and hat then what is behind. The event is the girl. The blue seems secondary, you move between these two, and then the back ground.

When it comes to working a foundation there is also an order of importance which is quickly established and built upon by what I dub the rules of Shibui. Sort of a pecking order happens. These rules suggest what we should do with our foundations intuitively once we pick our mediums.

Phil Paratore’s book Art and Design gives us the insights that help us to talk about what happens with Shibui Found Image Art using the field-event theory. If you can find and purchase this book it helps. If enough people seek out this book it may encourage reprinting. Understanding the field-event theory/art and design will help you to understand your foundations in ways that will help you to have an insightful dialog about them with other Shibuiest, art therapists, those you court, and your students. You will need to explain Shibui at different times. It will help you to develop your own theories and develop your own brand of Shibui.

The use of how animal social structures work will make help to make sense as you compare them to Shibui and how its foundations work. With Shibui, what starts out as action art, and then turns into found image art begins out of random chaos and the chance of what happens; after all action art is just that! Action art! Once it establishes itself on its ground (the paper’s surface) it is a new matter to consider. A foundation can only happen once!

The raccoon is less of an event than the bear is in the meadow, but it has commonality, relationships form within this field. The raccoon is a smaller event, the mouse smaller than the raccoon, and last of all the ant which is barely noticeable. However, all are supportive of life in the meadow, they are part of the possible cycle of life in the meadow. How does this example apply to Shibui Found Image Art?

The raccoon is less of an event than the bear is in the meadow, but it has commonality, relationships form within this field. The raccoon is a smaller event, the mouse smaller than the raccoon, and last of all the ant which is barely noticeable. However, all are supportive of life in the meadow, they are part of the possible cycle of life in the meadow. How does this example apply to Shibui Found Image Art?

How does this example apply to Shibui Found Image Art? First, we need to create a foundation. Once the action art part is done we have a ground with the field and events on it. We essentially have a meadow with a bear or two, a raccoon or two, a few mice, and a bunch of ants! All of these components have things have that I call commonality and connectivity. Our minds have only to solve the puzzle of what these components become and how they relate to one another as a whole illusion.

What begins as random chaos and chance becomes a different matter when the end results of action art comes into its own as a Shibui foundation where it becomes an established ground on the paper’s surface. At this point, you have a working field-event theory which will then become the puzzle of found image art, which in turn becomes the illusion-making process of an ultimate Shibui story. The stories found within a Shibui’s foundation are always unique to their creator’s imagination.

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Please I would like to know how well this is understood. Let me know what you think.

By Pejj Nunes

I live in Southern Maine. I am the owner of Anisette Studios. My website is Here you can view and purchase Shibui, sign up for my newsletters, blog, and read articles about Shibui Found Image Art. Patrons get great deals several times a year and special items at times. My site makes it easy to contact me. My primary art form is Shibui Found Image Art. Shibui begins with action art and stems from the imagination. It is like seeing something in the clouds or solving a puzzle. Its creative process has its own rules and requires what I call reverse engineering due to a lack of an understructure and purely out of the imagination. In addition to those who patron me, my target groups are those who use art therapy. I will soon be teaching live. Contact me if you would like to learn live. I use Zoom. I request that although my art, other images, and what I write is now published by me here on WordPress; I do ask you do not to use my artwork, poetry, or the information about Shibui Found Image Art without my permission. I am quite available to make such requests. I wish to share the following: The existentialist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir wrote a book called The Ethics of Ambiguity. In it, she lays out a guiding ethic in response to the philosophy of existentialism. It might be somewhat familiar to you already. She writes, “To will oneself free is also to will others free. This will is not an abstract formula. It points out to each person concrete action to be achieved.” Best wishes to all! Have good times and keep safe! Pejj

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