Bruce Sterling Rant SXSW Interactive
2010 Abstract Comic and Appreciation Honoria Starbuck Artist and Teacher Art Institute of Austin email@example.com Twitter: honoria Blog: Honoriartist.livejournal.com Facebook: Honoria Slideshare.net/honoria
…the panel as a kind
of window onto a world, becomes problematized in many cases, particularly if one looks at abstract comics. Derik A Badman. http://madinkbeard.com/blog/archives/abbott-1986. Artist Statement In this series of abstract comic pages the narrative is the view of the artist moving from panel to panel at the SXSW Interactive 2010 conference. A panel form is painted into each painting in a shape formed of gesso. Often the gesso is square or rectangular, but there are circular panels as well. Abstract shapes flow over and around the gesso panels. These paintings were done live in the audience at selected panels and presentations at SXSWi. In a traditional comic the ink is focused into linear inking and lettering. Here the ink is a wash that flows in the background. Playing with the materials and constructs of comics in abstraction captures the flow of the conference in which abstract ideas are debated, flaunted, and compared in myriad discussions always partying with creativity, entrepreneurism, success, and hope.
Collectors/Galleries: Each painting is ~
7.5 by 11 inches in charcoal, gesso, watercolor, gouache, and pastel on 140 lb Arches watercolor paper pre-stained with India ink, gesso, and acrylic paint. The original signed paintings are for sale, trade, or display. Sharing: If you reproduce the digitized images in this deck kindly attribute the work to Honoria Starbuck. Thank you for looking at my work. honoria.starbuck// at gmail.com honoriartist.livejournal.com Twitter: honoria