The Art of Line

Finding the line today… Follow if you can.

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IMG_2418The line that describes the beautiful is elliptical. It has simplicity and constant change. It cannot be described by a compass, and it changes direction at every one of its points. ~ Rudolf Arnheim

We are all welcome here, within the art of line.

The line is full of motion. What seems plainly straight is more full of movement than one can see. Line carries with it inertia, the line is artful inertia. It moves and leads the eye, the heart and the rhythm of life around it.

One line can form two, and two can form several. Three lines can intersect, forming sacred geometry. All lines have this form, though they are not simply linear. The move both forward and backward, through time and across the mind. The line becomes what one sees and lives in memory.

This line is infinite; never starting and never stopping. It moves beyond…

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One thought on “The Art of Line

  1. Reminds me of Gaston Bachelard’s theoretical book on “the poetics of space.” Or in this case, the poetics of geometry. Cp. Black Elk Speaks on how the fall of the Indian was symbolized by the move from round tepees to square houses: “It is a bad way to live, for there can be no power in a square…. The power of the world always works in circles.”

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