memoirs, art and fragments by Thomas Milner

Asymmetry

How to paint a meaningless picture.

First you take a piece of gummed A3 paper and a pencil and then (sticking firmly in your comfort zone) you play around for about an hour and come up with this:

STAGE 1

The next day you start to colour it in; you are unsure about the colours but are vaguely thinking yellow and green. You use a water-colour wash and by the end of the hour your uncertainty is showing.

STAGE 2

On the following day you decide to deploy the acrilics.

STAGE 3

STAGE 3

And finally after doing the fine brush work and just generally fiddling around with it and tidying it up you consciously decide to stop before you spoil it any further. You sign it and then pause to give it a name; as it doesn’t have any meaning and doesn’t remind you of anything in particular, you decide to call it a daft meaningless word – Asymmetry.

ASYMMETRY - PAINTING BY THOMAS MILNER

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