|Posted by Anna Belleforte on April 10, 2018 at 2:35 PM|
Right now I’m just looking at the basics: the simple line. Lines are always of interest to me because they are so versatile: they can define objects, they guide sightlines, they are something you can (almost) grab hold of, they represent ‘going places’ and continuity… and so much more. I like working with line and making lines. So I’ve been gathering a collection of lines found in Budapest. Especially lines that seem insignificant when viewed in terms of scale: the thin electric wires that drive the trams are barely seen in contrast to the larger volumes of the city. Yet these tenuous lines carry the weight of an entire urban infrastructure. And the lines that tell us to stay off the road, that mark boundaries, that carry gases up to the sky…
I’m always looking to develop ideas that play with or say something about scale, whether it’s as simple as representing something as massive as a city on a postcard, or the small lines that stand for something bigger, or something more conceptually complex. These lines I’m collecting may turn out to be nothing, but they are a good way to absorb small details (my natural inclination anyway) in a big environment.