My current trend is to let the music define the size and shape of the background. That is not the case with Like a Rock. The rigid shape of the background of this work, like the recent Chopin commission, means that I had to adjust my music to fit the backgrounds. I don’t like doing that, but commission works have exceptions.
The wood features of the music evolved from my standard Classical music shapes. This simple style is flexible in the spacing, and in dimensions, allowing everything to fit in the background.
Up next I will be doing some stripping to add interest and movement to the artwork. After that I will be finishing up with the words.
Scott Von Holzen