Terry Adams is an experimental artist re-discovering and applying old techniques and developing new ones to solve the challenges that each picture presents.
. oil on canvas by Terry Adams
Not all dyslexia is the same whilst in consultation some people said that when reading certain letters seem to promote themselves whilst
others sink into the background.This was the thinking behind this piece of work.
The following piece of poetry ,T.S.Eliots Lovesong of J.Alfred Prufock, was randomly selected
as a starting point
Finally the the black letters were removed a each letter converted into a coloured square to reveal the hidden pattern within the selected passage.
original, created with ruling pen and acrylic paint
image .size 15″ x 19″ (381mm x 483 mm)
I have long been attracted to hidden shapes and patterns that exist all around us.
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The following comment has often been asked,of me
“Although I appreciate and like the visual impression and impact that your dyslexia images on me, I do not have dyslexia tendencies and simply do not understand them could you please explain what they are about.”
Whilst there is an argument that art does not need to mean anything, it simply exists in its own space and time, fulfilling it’s own unique identity, I recognize the need of individuals to classify and understand, with this in mind I aim to in the next few posts to explain some of the thinking behind each Piece Todays featured piece is, one of my favorite pieces from my exhibition held during Dyslexia awareness week ” Numeric symphony in Red”
Whilst researching and developing the ideas behind these pieces for the exhibition I happened to be speaking to a University lecturer, and friend of mine who happened to mentioned that whilst he does not have issues with letters but he does with Number. So much so that when he looks at a numbers in tabular form the come together and start to dance before his eyes.
Numeric symphony in Red is an attempt to replicate this phenomenon .
In this piece the number 01-99 are represented in tabular form. Each number was vertically dissected and back half of the number joined front half of the next number. Creating numeric couples coming together as if in dance. Interestingly enough people with dyslexic tendencies seem to see the number immediately without explanation.
I am rather pleased with the effect whilst the The dark areas represent the negative spaces between each set of dancing numbers they seem to impart an primeval harmony to the piece.
If this piece stimulates any questions or requires any further information or explanation please ask away.