Abstract in Abstract

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The Alebrije is a Mexican art form of paper mache or wood carved imaginary animals (if you watched the movie Coco, you know what they are!).

In art, abstract means something that has elements removed from it, so that it departs from reality, so in a sense, alebrijes would be considered abstract.

I wasn’t thinking alebrijes when I started this piece, but as I started picking out a shape with negative space, the frog I created certainly made me think of one. So an abstract in abstract!

Doodlewash prompt ‘insects’. Frogs eat insects. There are insects in this painting, but they are abstract so you probably don’t recognize them, lol. That’s my story and I’m sticking with it.


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Published by Life Imitates Doodles Art, Reviews & Tutorials

Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pens. I'm a self-taught artist who dances about with all sorts of artistic mediums. My main loves are Watercolor, Zentangle and Ballpoint pen. The subjects of my work are many and varied and change at whim. I'm a little bit crazy, but doesn't that come with being an artist? At my Life Imitates Doodles Blog, I post a list of resource links for Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways two times a week. I also write reviews, hold giveaways and share my art work.

2 thoughts on “Abstract in Abstract

  1. Nice froggy! I struggle when it comes to defined abstracts. I can’t seem to leave the details out. Thanks for the definition, that may just help.

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