Meander Black & White Sketch
Meander... This is a peculiar composition design because it leans towards a design AND a comment. The construction of the graphic goes all over the place in a seemingly haphazard direction. It feels and looks undirected. When the design meanders, it has no beginning point or an end -- no rest areas. It just goes on and on. You might think of Jackson Pollock and his seamless drip painting series: No beginning and no end. But Pollock's has depth!
Jackson Pollock DVD Cover
The "comment" comes from the belief that the artist is lost without a road map - He doesn't know where he's going - There's no focal point. In fact, he DOES know where he's going: On a guideless journey. That's the fun part of this design composition. "Viewer, come with me on this visual journey and I'll show you something wonderful that I've found!"
Brice Marden Book Cover
The popular contemporary artist Brice Marden's works come to mind. Try this flowing experiment yourself. It just might help you see more rhythm and flow in your own work.
For more info:
Plane Image: A Brice Marden Retrospective, published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2006
ISBN 978-0870704468 Buy at Amazon
Biography - Jackson Pollock
A&E Home Video, 2004
DVD - 50 minutes
ASIN B000P6R5Q6 Buy at Amazon