Monday, April 30, 2012


What does it mean to be obsessed with squares?

I'm under the impression that it is not a good thing.  What kind of artist loves squares?!?  We're not supposed to like being hemmed in my any silly little shape, right.

I've worked within the square format for almost two years now.  No end in sight.

Highest Standards, 6 x 6" collage on board ©2012 Kim Hambric

This is my idea of free form - above.

This is my idea of total chaos - below.

Silent, 8 x 8" collage on board, ©2011 Kim Hambric

Yes, I know it is still contained in a square, but I don't think I could get any wilder than this.  Good heavens, the asymmetry!!

And now, I find I even prefer squares within my squares.

Destination, 12 x 12 collage on board, ©2012 Kim Hambric

Could I possibly do squares within squares within squares?

I feel the need to experiment with that.


Marty Mason said...

I love your squares: even if they are quite square. Even quilters do squares....there's even a square in a square ruler! Can't get more square than that and a square is never confused as triangles often are.

ArtPropelled said...

Nothing wrong with squares within squares.... within squares :-)
Perhaps it's all to do with comfort zones and feeling safe. I tend to work with squares and grids too.

Thea Belecz said...

I can't do without squares, either. All my fiber art pieces start out on gridded paper. Just a blank page draws a blank in my brain as well. There's something about those nice neat blue squares on my drafting paper that frees me up to draw. Squares are good!