The Contradance is formed from a single saxophone, warped, with only edges in the main layer. A background “ostinato” layer is usually added and sometimes a middle solid layer also. Each of these can be infinitely manipulated in shape and color. Color contrasts such as gold over gold or gold over blue leave many possibilities. Borders can be supplied if desired.

Creating a form that is satisfying I have found is very difficult, especially one that can be morphed into variations that work well together. An earlier version was the diamond form and the odd variations are mostly one-of-a-kinds.

The size of the prints can be small or very large (by that I mean 44" x 44 feet). I suggest that smaller prints be at least 24" x 30". Even the largest need reading glasses to see all the detail. If you have a particular space where nothing I show seems quite right, e-mail or call me. I have tried to illustrate the range and “creativity” possible in the two images below.

Making A Contradance

The Lines of a Saxophone

The Saxophone Story introduced the idea of “lines of music.”

It took a mouse forever, to get from here to here, but hear was never there, and there was never here.

So he bought a compass rose hoping it would, but no matter how he turned it it pointed to himself.

There is something about this road map I find a twisting must, it always looks the same, no matter how I rush.

So on and on he ran, hoping to site a guide, but no matter how far he ran, it was the same old site. So it whipped out his trust iPhone and said tis here I am trusting his trusty brother, to get him out of this jam. But his brother two, was trapped as much as he and his trusty compass just pointed willy be.

But then just as they fell from they knew that all it was was another Trumped Up spree, and all it took was jumping and in a flash they would be free.

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