The hand-crafted, artisanal ways of fine art have undergone many changes over the past century. The most drastic line of departure has had to do with the defining presence of the era being motion–physical and, more importantly, conscious. Thus an alert contemporary artist like Tim Deverell, in his composition, The Offspring (2014),painstakingly lays down a canebrake of possible specific slowdowns while illuminating an overall complex play of fluid directions and their tonal shadings. This kind of work makes a difference, a very subtle difference.
But other kinds of subtleties in that same invitation allow of a startlingly different vigor of disclosure. Continue reading