Happy Fourth of July folks! I'm taking the day mostly off to enjoy fireworks, barbecueing, and birthday cake. Both my toddlers have birthdays close together (they're 11 and a half months apart) and we're celebrating the little monsters' birthdays today. So no art from me today on the blog but some from Mr. Parrish should get you through.
I'd also like to mention that I have some fairly encouraging news on my first novel (not The Horses of Roan, but The Queen's Bidding) but I'm not breathing a word of anything until I have something for certain.
Now. Most importantly. I was reading up on Parrish last night and I came across this term "dynamic symmetry." Apparently it's a compositional concept that Jay Hambidge rediscovered in 1920, used by the ancient Greeks. Parrish was fascinated by it and used it extensively in his own work. I know it has something to do with ratios but even after crawling the web like a legless lizard looking for water, I am no closer to finding out how exactly one applies it to their artwork.
So! The first person who gives me a coherent explanation of what dynamic symmetry is and how the heck Parrish used it to design his compositions can pick a free print from my store. I'm desperate. I must know.