31 thoughts on “Portrait of Aldous Huxley – Drip Painting”

  1. A fascinating process to watch and a wonderful outcome, Zack. I loved it how incongruous at first the circle of the first lens is against the backdrop of squiggles. (God, I hope it’s not offensive to you that I call them squiggles!) And how the face already becomes apparent; with that first monocle and then the first curvatures of the mouth, how Huxley’s right ear comes into focus and we already have a clear sense of what we are looking at.

    Thank you for letting is spy over your shoulder!

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    1. You’re right. This is one of those examples of how sometimes things have to look a little funny before they look good. Watching the awkwardness resolve itself is really satisfying for me. (Oh, and we could call a squiggle an “erratic line” but then it’s just a squiggle with a fancy name.) Thanks for the feedback!

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  2. It sure does look to be calming for you, and yet I can’t help but think that there was more control in your movements. Maybe I’m think of the word “meditativ”e wrong?


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