Art And Design, Dominance in Design.

Dominance in Design found within this Shibui Found Image Art.

Dominance In Design

A reminder of what field-event relationships are: “A field consists of a set of characteristics (or properties) for example, light, warm and transparent.” These particular properties work well when you consider Shibui.

When a foundation begins one of the first things you deal with are its properties. They are found in the wet medium applied through action art and through how they become arranged on the paper’s surface by being dripped, dropped, splattered, made as runs, and blotting. Whatever it is you do it becomes a property of that creative process.

The paper as a medium is chosen for its color. There are a number of choices when it comes to papers. But this is where we find the “transparency” of a Shibui; it is the color of the medium used. Beyond that, there is a range of wet medium tints to be applied. Their range is limited to what can be created on a chromatic scale. You can make just so many blue tints, yellow tints, etc by ranging them from their lightest point to their darkest tint. The color establishes the transparency of the paper. It is a naked field or space. The sense of space happens once the wet medium is applied. If we could make what happens on the paper appear in the air it would be clear that it sets in space itself. Space is imagined on paper or on other mediums. On paper it has borders. Sort of flat earth if you will.

“An event consists of an opposing or differing set of characteristics___for example, dark, cool, opaque.” For example, these are set in opposition to light, warmth, and transparency. They still are found in Shibui Found Image Art with in the properties of its foundation and wet mediums. All, including light, warm and transparency are commonalities that become a part of relationships to be found. These are elaborated on by the application of pastel pencils, watercolor pencils, Neo color 2, colored pencils, Inktense pencils, and so on. The use of these kinds of pencils gives a Shibuiest the opportunity to add layers of additional color. Solidifying the creations; adding dimension, depth of field, shape, shadow, etc.

The concept of commonality or relationships is one Shibui found Image Art shares with other art forms. The difference is only in the creative process because the under-structure is imagined.

A summary: “A field-event relationship is a hierarchical system of organization. It consists of a dominant and subordinate set of characteristics, providing a natural model in the design.” (Art And Design, Phil Paratore).

Field-Event relationships have three general classes. There may be one or several within a design. (1) Primary Relationships, (2) Secondary relationships, (3) Peripheral Relationships.

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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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