honoriartist (honoriartist) wrote,

Interview Notes: Abstract Graphic Recording

Just like you can read stories into clouds and music, you can read into color, shapes, line, textures, and direction. For example, curved lines moving up on a page tell a different story from jagged lines splitting a page in two like a bolt of lightning.

I found that abstract art can communicate the jazz improv of a conference, meeting, or keynote better for some people, myself included, than the cartoon-style driven traditional graphic recording.

So I turned to Modernist art, or non-objective art, such as Kandinsky, Rebay, and Miro to show a flow of a meeting, the sparks that fly, or the drilling down into a subject. Like all non-objective art some people like it and others don't. However, it's my preferred way of recording an event.

I can do the more traditional type of illustrations, but I've moved happily to the abstract side because we are in a very abstracted age of conceptualization. You can see patterns before you name them. My job as an artist covering a conference is to see patterns not just in one panel or keynote, but over a whole conference.

Examples of Abstract Graphic Recording http://www.slideshare.net/honoria

References for Graphic Recording:

A Whole Mew Mind by Daniel Pink talks about why right-brainers will rule the future.
Identifies 6 wits/senses for the future: Design, Story, Symphony, Empathy, Play, Meaning
Information age is moving into the conceptual age for creators and empathizers.

Back of the napkin by Dan Roam is one mode of thinking - direct illustrations of common business problems, problem solving, and communications.

Beyond Words by Milly R. Sonneman is a how-to book with lots of samples of graphical symbols.
Tags: abstract, art, graphic recording, interview

  • Outsider Artist Kay C. Bridge

    Talked to Mary about Lori doing a Kay show and book. Yay! To Lori 9DC20 I had a nice talk with Mary yesterday and I encouraged her to think about…

  • Golden Rooster Chickenoid

    Chickenoid with metallic acryl-gouache and rubber stamps and one real white feather in triple thick medium. 12 x 16 inches on…

  • Circular reasoning chickenoid

    Chickenoid made from circle prints from the end of a cardboard center of a paper towel roll. Circular reasoning may sound…

  • Post a new comment


    Comments allowed for friends only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened