I got lots of great submissions for this project, and I am posting a representative sample. Some readers seemed to have the impression that the instructions included actually cutting up the piece, but they don't. You just make a piece in which the four quadrants are enough different from each other so that IF you cut it in four, the pieces would not look like they all came from the same piece. It is a lot harder than it looks because our natural (or cultivated) tendency is to unify, to make things balanced and matchy matchy. Variety, diversity, elements that contrast, combinations that produce tension or dissonance, THAT is hard. But in doing so, we have an opportunity to observe the inner friction, and also to expand our mark-making vocabulary. Here are a few samples of the entries:
|Sara Evans, our WINNER!|
|Debbie, who blogged about this project here.|
|This is the main one in the video; you can see I painted over that section on the left that was giving me trouble. Lot of editing there.|
|This is the piece that I started at the end of the video. I was more relaxed with this one.|
THANK YOU to all who participated! If you have any suggestions for other projects I might offer in this way (take submissions, offer a giveaway), please make suggestions.