Details:

In this drawing, the artist applied a system of vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines over an initial composition of randomly applied arcs—creating an infinite irregular repeating pattern. Part of the artist's Verse series, this work is rooted in Huston's studies of 'natural' patterns.
Framed: 18.2 x 18.2 x 1.5 in.
Signed

① Artwork:

Verse, Black Blocks

In this colored pencil drawing on archival matte board, the artist applied a system of vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines over an initial composition of randomly applied arcs—creating an infinite irregular repeating pattern. Part of the artist's Verse series, this work – housed in a solid aluminum frame – is rooted in Huston's studies of 'natural' patterns. The color system, applied after the drawing was complete, takes direct art and design historical reference. Huston recalls a 'meta tile and color set expanding or contracting over time (the field or size of the paper).' The drawing's geometric shapes sometimes overlap, creating isometric illusions of space and depth; others simulate motion like leaves on a tree. This composition took over 40 hours to create; up close, it reveals its handmade quality, including earnest errors and revisions.

Specs:

15.5 inches
15.5 inches
with frame
18.25 inches
18.25 inches

③ Artist:

Miles Huston

Miles Huston’s practice, rooted in studies of “natural” patterns, frequently employs systems of lines to create irregular and infinitely repeating tile motifs. The artist’s paintings explore how interactions of color are shaped by their size and proximity, overlapping forms to create illusions of space, depth and motion. Huston’s work can take many hours to complete, and reveal their handmade quality upon close inspection—with the traces of errors and revisions included in the final composition.

Miles Huston:
Verse, Black Blocks, 2021
Colored pencil on matte board, solid aluminum frame
15.5 × 15.5 inches /