Friday, May 29, 2009

Notan & Young at Art

I've never heard about Notan until I started quilting. Notan, the Dark-Light Principle of Design was on my wish list. After Nancy Crow recommended it for its figure-ground exercises, it's now in my library. I haven't gotten around to the exercises yet, but here are two terrific examples of a modified Expanding the Square exercise:
These were part of a recent display of student art Young at Art at the deYoung Museum in San Francisco. Check out this website for last year's artwork. Terrific stuff all done by students.

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