The unadorned line has always invigorated me to experiment with its limitless potential. A line is a line and nothing else. As an artist, I find this pureness of form both inspiring and daunting. I certainly understand why Agnes Martin, was fascinated by this visual simplicity. Painting each line without the aid of a ruler, there is a rawness and bodily presence that echoes throughout her work.
Dare I say even stick figures have a certain je ne sais quoi? Whether the lanky form is sparking memories of my first drawings or allowing for the engagement and contemplation of bygone eras, (see below: Paleolithic cave paintings. Lascaux, France.), lines can transform into many physical, metaphorical, and visual elements.
Grab a pencil, brush, camera, twine, or piece of metal; begin with a line! Below are pieces that I have bent and reconfigured into objects that examine this idea along with thoughts of space, science, and the intangible and tangible human form.
Ps. In addition, to contemplating and creating the serious, theoretical, and conceptual, I still enjoy drawing childlike, line based, stick-figures. Art should be thoroughly explored and enjoyed for all that it has to offer!