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Amy Bernays is an artist living and working in Los Angeles, California. Bernays graduated with a BA (honors) in Fine Art from Central St Martins, London in 2001. Her paintings are landscapes of personal interaction; poems to the love of line. Amy is a prolific and engaging anthropologist and mother whose work is gaining momentum.

Big Change

I know it’s not, but i think it make all the difference in the world (top right)

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  2. Contrast? Width and curve in the distant ’shoreline’? Which is your favored one and just what do you mean by, “makes all the difference in the word”? What “word”?? or do you mean, “world”? (in which case I would still love to know what all the difference adds up to in your judgement.)

  3. yes, sorry, typo

    It makes the difference because it sets the tone.

    The organic undulating line in the back was fighting with the strict strait line on which the birds sit. Making that back line strait I thought joins the two lines, the foreground and the background.

    In tone I thought it set up a man verses nature theme. Man being the diagonal geometric shapes of these lines cutting through the nature of the waves and the birds.

  4. I liked the dynamic contrast between the curved shoreline and the straight line on which the birds are perched, to some extent for the very reason you pointed out, but I interpret the foreground diagonal band(s) as a road. The wide, black band particularly makes me think of paved tarmac. Then again, the straighter distant line actually seems more accurate and organic than the curved line that comes across as somewhat unnatural and manipulated, like the painting of a rat’s tail rather than the far side of a bay. In that sense, the straighter background line makes for a better composition.

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