The occasional abstracts I make usually derive from very basic shapes, a windscreen ice scraper, a biscuit cutter or parts of a sewing kit. Overlooked and trivial items lend themselves to transformation through colour, repetition and line.
“Points joined together continuously in a row constitute a line. So for us a line will be a sign whose length can be divided into parts, but it will be so slender that it cannot be split . . .If many lines are joined closely together like threads in a cloth, they will create a surface.”
Leon Battista Alberti, De Pictura, 1435 (Alberti, On Painting - 1972; 37-8 Penguin)