Still Knot Tied to Stella
"Still Knot Tied to Stella" is a series of hand-drawn plaid ink drawings created with Micron ink pens, an incredibly laborious process in the digital age. The use of traditional drawing tools adds a personal touch to the works, underscoring the artist's commitment to the handmade process. In a world where technology has taken over many manual labor jobs, these drawings serve as a reminder of the value and beauty of hand-made objects. The time and effort put into each piece not only showcases the artist's mastery of their craft but also speaks to the ongoing importance of preserving traditional techniques in an increasingly digitized world. The series "Still Knot Tied to Stella" thus presents a compelling argument for the continued relevance of the handmade and the power of the human touch in artistic creation.
In particular, the series "Still Knot Tied to Stella" references Frank Stella's graphic work, such as "Harran II" from 1967. This work is characterized by its use of color, shape, and pattern to create a visual experience that transcends traditional notions of representation and illusion. Like "Harran II," the series "Still Knot Tied to Stella" employs a vivid color palette and geometric shapes to create compositions that are both visually striking and intellectually engaging. The interplay of curves and straight lines, circles and squares, in these ink drawings creates a sense of dynamic tension and movement, reminiscent of Stella's own work. By referencing Frank Stella's groundbreaking graphic work, the artist behind "Still Knot Tied to Stella" invites the viewer to consider the enduring influence of Stella's aesthetic vision, and to reflect on the ongoing evolution of abstract art.