Art And Design Series.

Title: Wander Wonder, has a residence in Dr. Stephanie Collins, (Maine Osteopathic Medicine), Portland, Maine.) Note what is forward, this is primary, and then find what became secondary therefore supportive, and last note what became the peripheral part of the found image. Note the weight of the found image in the field or the illusion of space around the event. Design work includes fine lines that connect the events together.

Primary, Secondary, and Peripheral Relationships.

In design, there are there is between one, several, or many field-event relationships. These are primary, secondary, and peripheral relationships.

A primary relationship is central to the conception and form of the design.” This is what we notice first when looking at a Shibui foundation. The primary relationship is “the best possible choice” that triggers your mind as it finds what’s there. Working with a foundation means problem-solving which means the process gets into memory where we can call upon that information. A primary event is dominant; its relationships are “organizational” with a tendency for high contrast. Consider the role such an event takes on in its hierarchical leadership. An event determines the basis of the problem-solving nature of Shibui.

Title: Purple By Design. This has a residence with Dr. David Vaughn, a dentist. This Shibui is contrived, and very designed once the discovery of the event. The commonality of all events translates as a unit. It becomes the primary event taking center stage. Yet there are secondary supportive events that give it some depth of field. The viewer finds him or herself close yet looking past. The peripheral is purely space with tiny splatters and blown drips as a supporting field. Small Supporting color pushes leaves behind, but just a bit, if worked more with a darker pastel medium in this kaki tint, and at the base of the designed leaves____it would have enhanced the image nicely grounding the illusion of shape. More 3D would be the effect.

Note that when we define our creative processes, this allows us to have the descriptive words and meanings behind what we share about our work. Talking about our work means we can sell it and have confidence in it.

Secondary relationships and Shibui Found Image Art are supportive; “they are important without being central.” In visual art do not see them first because primary relationships are seen first. Note, the eye sees what it interprets as a whole, light determines what the eye sees as color. The eye breaks down what it sees. The eyes have a wonderful role in creativity. What evolves creates “chordal harmony”___I love the word chordal in that the relationships in a Shibui are chordal; they are relatable. Two synonyms of the word chordal are: stimulant, analeptic, and the synonym of analeptic is an energizer.

“Peripheral relationships are subordinate to both primary and secondary relationships.” This would be the lowest ranking part of your foundation, the field in which everything else takes on its role. It supports, both the primary and secondary relationships. Glue to the other two. This is where you have your depth of field, perhaps a vanishing point. These things exist due to action art, leaving what is there with no outline, this sets what it is deeper. The blotting of the wet medium so that it is lighter helps to create the illusion of what is peripheral. Blotting creates subtle changes to the image to be found. It may be that the second layer of action is done with a darker wet medium for more depth of field. What happens in the peripheral part of the foundation is intentional work.

A foundation can become very complex. This is a full sheet of Rives BFK Printmaking paper 30 X22. So it is a good-sized problem to be solved. The problem here was to untangle what would become limbs of an old tree. Broken and bent they needed separation, that goal would affect what became primary and what would be seen secondarily. It would establish the peripheral relationship if the viewer could see deeper in. A light source was determined by the lighter part of the found image. It was an influence. The darker tint at the bottom of the foundation influenced and grounded the image. I found flowers all over this, and insects! Whom I fell in love with! The orange snail appears to have fallen asleep and its slim drips away from itself. The shape determined the shape, and therefore the story of this little snail as it does the praying mantis. She is a beauty! And she appears to be in a discussion with the bug found on the branch in front of her. There is some morning fog past her. I am still mastering this area of the foundation. Another stubborn area is this dark mass on the upper left. I finally solved it with greens and purples not seen well here. But it has adapted to belonging to the overall image. The dainty pink/violet flowers are a pretty cascade. These draw the viewer into the area where the praying mantis is found like a surprise! the yellow, red, and orange flowers draw attention to secondary relationships. Just how dark to go with the field beyond is one I continue to work with pastel layers. I added white to highlight and enhance the found things of this Shibui. Using darker colors helps to push back branches so that others can come forward to the viewer. Note, when creating Shibui Found Image Art, it is a process that takes time, and sometimes it means coming back later to get the perfection? You want the image to be all that it is, an imaginative world in this case.

This field is one of low contrast, its importance is not the same as the primary or secondary event.

When the events are worked into what is found, they have shape, weight is implied, it is the illusion of being dimensional. It comes to life after layers of pastel pencil or another medium have been applied. A stationary light source impacts what happens to all events, even abstractions. With an abstraction, the implication of texture would be an added bonus when using a light source to create that illusion, otherwise, they tend to be 2-D.

It is due to the insights taught me by Phil Paratore that I can express the process of Shibui Found Image Art, so well. I value his book Art And Design for its insights, and explanations. These insights will be an asset to other instructors.

Unfinished there is no title as yet. This one will be a beauty under museum glass and framed. It is a prime example of the Shibui that draws in the viewer to find what is there!

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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