The “Eye of Agamatto” is the name that I thought of when I looked at this enigmatic abstract for a bit…
Photo by: Cat Gwynn
The title refers to a medallion worn by the Marvel character Doctor Strange that works on a mystical level for “good.” It weakens evil beings and has a ton of other fun attributes.
To make the abstract (which is around 24″ x 36″), my rule of thumb is to do my best to make the colors and shapes somehow “fit” organically without giving in to the desire to make the shapes and forms “representational,” I inevitably will see things that resemble objects or familiar images. Some of those I may allow to stay in the final depending on how they work together with the rest of the piece.
I feel like abstracts can be like a jazzy math equation. Trying to make sure all the shapes, colors and dynamics work together. I lose time when I paint them and have enough that I once had a smaller show that was strictly my abstract experiments. They also are a great alternative to making the more detailed portraits. A vacation of sorts creatively.