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2-D Design/Art

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2-D design

Ostensibly, 2d (2 dimensional) consists of images placed on a flat surface. Of course in the same way that an -^artist can create the illusion of 3 dimensions (or more) on a flat piece of paper, there aren't really any such things as 2d art. If we draw on paper (even with the carefullest of pressures), the applied material is AVOVE the paper or at best embedded into it. When we consider a line drawn with a roller-ball pen on soft paper (eg, previously soaked and dried Newton Winsor water-colur) as opposed to a stiff paper (such as Canson Stonehinge), then the way that the mark is introduced changes the fundamental aesthetic of the mark made and the surface "onto" which it iw introduced. We could of course use a transfer process (such as stone lithography) and possibley create the closest thing to a true 2d mark - and of course it goes without saying that modern, 4-colour (YMCK) plano graphic presses (eg, used for printing magazines) create at least something passing for 2d. But, then what of the surface itself? For example, the "2d" artist David McCullough paints acrylic glazes on tiles, and while they appear (at first glance? from a distance?) 2d, they clearly are very impasto style with thick brush marks (some times). And of course, if we introduce project images onto a wall, they are pretty 2d - again depending upon the texture of the "screen". So, what if we project a slide show with fixed focus, and introduce smoke into the area - will the image "form" (ie, be focused, and thus an entact 2d image?) into the space. And of course, in the future with more properly "star-trek-like" holograms: What then? Maugham "encore" - 1:19 into the trio (i think) the trapeeze act... Glynis Johns, Nigel Patrick, Kay ASlaksh (1952) The ant and the grasshopper winter cuise gigolo and gigolette