I started to experiment with geometric shapes, putting shapes together as well as how to use them with my organic drawings. I’ve looked at using the shapes as spaces/boundaries to fill, creating patterns, using negative space to draw the shape using the organic forms, but this all seems so contrived and designed, not what it was about.
The organic drawings and geometric shaped blended together more successfully with intuition, it resembled nature, in how the organic forms grow and interacts with structures and shapes.
(pages from sketchbooks, please click to images to extend)
This led me to look at Li; the underlying reason and order of nature as reflected in its organic forms – Chinese philosophy, something I will go into in more detail.
A large part of the organic feel came from flow, letting the work grown naturally. This also seemed to be more meditative.
I did this by not letting the pen off the paper for certain amounts of time. I kept trying to hold it longer, from 5 to 10 to 20 minutes. It became a discipline like the discipline needed for meditation.
As I said before, I want to use shapes as boundaries, that like my work for a personal reason, one idea is the use of boundaries as a save place, but will go into this in more detail at a later date.