Cyclopean Vision

This is the next in my ‘grid series’ (see Seeking Inspiration, Abstract with Grids and Circles, Harlequin Pattern, Planes, Grids and Curves).

This time I worked backwards from an idea. Instead of drawing random lines and grids, I drew two sets of ‘V’s, apex down. The area within each ‘V’ represents the field of vision of one eye. Taken together, the areas represent the entire field of vision, as if seen with one cyclopean eye.

The third ‘V’ (upside-down ) is the field of vision of an eye of another individual gazing in the direction of the two eyes.

I play with the interaction between the two-eyed cyclopean field of vision and the field of vision of the one-eyed cyclops.

I drew grids within each triangle and painted the shapes formed by the overlapping grids. I unified the shattered areas with colors relating to each field of vision.

Watercolor: Abstract - Triangular Grids

Cyclopean Vision
12″x9″ 140# Cold Pressed Block

I am getting closer to representing my story in abstract. The one-eyed cyclops represents my older brother Michael, who is autistic, low functioning and non-verbal. I am the two-eyed cyclops trying to analyze and inspect my brother’s vision.

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