Friday, May 15, 2009

circles and tea kettles

The following pieces by artist Jeff Lewis remind me several beloved activities: cloud gazing and playing with buttons.  If you stare long enough you see different images and patterns.  They shift slowly after a while, taking on new manifestations of the imagination.  Much like the dots in your eyes after a bright flash of a forced photo.  Only these don't fade away after several minutes, but linger encouraging the viewer to let time stand still in a dream like trance.  The abstract and seemingly random placement of circles feels like a pile of buttons strewn across some sort of surface.  I feel a sudden urge to organize and categorize.  To arrange and rearrange based on hue, size, shape... a glimpse of OCD tendencies.

Back to work.

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