Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope you are all having a great week. Part 4 of the Visual Sound Series is finally here and I am so excited to share this with you. In this specific session Brad played the Vibraphone and I responded with ink and water on Fabriano paper.
The Vibraphone, as Brad explained to me, is one of the few percussion instruments that allows for long sustained notes. The resonant and reverberating sound of the instrument is mimicked by the bleeding effect created when the ink touches the wet page. As the music note almost echoes, so does the ink on the wet page as it flows and spreads beautifully.
In terms of the page layout, we decided to try something new using three different pages instead of one as we have in the past. This was quite interesting as the layout of the three pages almost creates the effect of a story being told, with an introduction, body and conclusion. Thus making the art into a clear artistic and musical FORM...ABA form (ternary form in musical terms). This happened by chance, but we thought it was quite effective. What do you think?
We would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions!