“9×12. Patterns of change” . 12.6 f x 8.3 f. 2010-2015. Bea Ortiz Black ink and fine point drawing markers on white paper. White acrylic on black paper. Work in progress “9×12. Patterns of change” is formed by individual drawings of 9×12 inches. Drawings on white paper appear over a black background and the black ones over white. They are placed from each other at a distance of 0.5 inches creating a grid, a grid of interconnection which integrate them into a new entity as a whole. The piece is in continuous change and presents endless possibilities. The fragmented structure allows unlimited recombination of individual pieces, transforming the overall appearance with each modification. The piece as a whole keeps expanding and is open to growth in all directions, presenting an outward movement. At the mean time the grid resulted from the separation of the individual pieces creates a counter active effect of contraction, because it draws them in together towards the center, producing an inward movement. The use of white on black versus black on white produces a visual balanced perception of opposites, presenting an image of integration and neutrality. Pieces are sold individually or by groups. Click on image below to see available drawings for purchase.