Art and Design Series

Events stand out, what is secondary or is in the peripheral field has a supporting role.
Study this Shibui and find the primary, secondary, and peripheral events. Notice there is balance and harmony. This particular Shibui’s overall illusion works well at a certain viewing distance. Up close my own reaction is it feels as if it is breaking apart. It makes my mind argue a bit about what it sees. It now resides with Grafton Nunes.
This now resides with Grafton Nunes. There are two larger events, with secondary events, in this Shibui. What is peripheral recedes somewhat as it embraces them giving them balance, balance is also seen in their juxtaposition of one another. Color plays its role to move the viewer’s eye up from the bottom, up and around, and into the middle in a spiral. The design work holds it together. Rank and order have been accomplished. The decision to use scribbly lines created a nest-like texture.

Primary, Secondary, and Peripheral Events

These three types of events are determined by their dominance in their fields. They are also known as primary, secondary, and peripheral relationships within those same fields. Such events often dominate one another in their fields, and they establish hierarchical relationships based on ranking-order. However, they are neither fixed nor frozen within their fields. Events are highly dynamic because they create design challenges. A change in one part of a composition does affect another area which can lead to a much larger change through reworking the overall image. Changing a primary event often leads us towards a far-reaching impact. Note that changing a low-ranking peripheral event would not. Changing things within the peripheral field would be less noticed due to the primary and secondary events.

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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