Nikki Aviles: Texture

What first pops into my mind when I hear the word texture is something I can physically touch, or feel. Texture gives feeling to a certain object. To me, page 88 in Lynda Barry’s “What It Is” is a perfect example of texture. When I first saw this page I felt as if I was looking at a table with a bunch of different pieces of paper laid out on top of each other. I didn’t feel like I was looking at a page in a book. I felt like i could touch the different pieces of paper on the page if I wanted to and to me, thats what texture is all about.

I think the way she created this page was actually with different scraps of paper, then drew over them to add an extra layer, then scanned them on to a computer and printed the pages. I believe Lynda Barry uses this style because she is unsure of herself as an artist and often second guesses her style. I believe she is experimenting with different methods by jumbling all these different textures and ideas together to try and figure out who she is.


Page 88. What It Is by Lynda Barry

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