Looking through acetate printing plate to imitate texture as abstraction
'In the creative process, decision-making is essential, and every artistic move made is a decision. As mentioned in Art & fear, and expressed similarly by many fine artists, from a blank canvas only comes an infinite number of decisions; and with each decision, the path of options becomes narrower and narrower (Bayles & Orland, 2001)... As Eisner listed in What the Arts Teach and How it Shows, his first point is "1. The arts teach us to make good judgements about qualitative relationships. Unlike much of the curriculum in which correct answers and the rules prevail, in the arts, it is a judgement rather than rules that prevail" (p. 70-92, 2002). The decision-making that occurs in art making is analogous to making qualitative judgments in life, relating to the moralistic lessons that grow from engaging in art making' (p. 15 of the dissertation).
As the title suggests, this piece was made while looking through a clear acetate printing plate. The imitated textures come from seen scratches in the worktable's surface. Looking at the scratches solely as abstract marks, the process involved intuitively and rhythmically selecting scratches to copy onto the acetate surface. Using this process without much critical thinking, creative thinking brought the banal surface scratches to a form of abstractions to be seen artistically.
This piece relies on reading between layers in its creation, like the educational material covers.