In this series of blog posts I will be explaining the abstract art piece shown above. This is meant to be an example of what I call moebius art.
Moebius art is my term for work that is conceptually ambitious, visually simple, and aesthetically pleasing. The term comes from moebius strip, a kind of surface with only one side. Moebius art often has a single theme that ties together all the different elements.
These pieces are not intended to be realistic or functional, but they should appear as if they could be realistic or functional. They deal with complex ideas in a simpler manner than we are used to seeing in art. The goal is for people who see these works to have an “aha” moment, where the work says something surprising about a subject in a way that changes how you think about it.
The art piece shown above is about war, and it shows three things: war’s inevitability (two soldiers carrying guns), its cost (the soldier on the left bleeding profusely from his face), and the moral issue of collateral damage (the small child on the right whose leg has been almost completely obliterated).
War is an abstract art piece I created that represents the concepts of war and a warrior. The piece is created with the idea that it is like an ancient artifact or an old stone tablet. The piece itself is made up of several components:
The base: This is not just a slab of stone, but instead a representation of the ground or earth. It has been carved out to show the old roots of a tree that have been exposed.
The roots: The symbol that represents the warrior or soldiers who are fighting for what they believe in. This can be seen as the blood and tears of those who are fighting.
The tree: The meaning this holds is hard to pinpoint exactly; however, I believe it represents strength and endurance as well as being able to bend while staying strong. This also reminds me of a phoenix rising from its ashes, which can represent regrowth and renewal. This could be seen as both good and bad depending on when you are looking at it during war.
The sunlight: The sun in this case represents peace and prosperity, but also happiness and joy. However, because it shines over all three components, it can be seen to represent hope as well; hope for a better time or outcome during war when all seems lost. Also note
The first thing I want to say is that this art piece is not about war. It is about art.
This work of art is called a Moebius Strip, though it’s more accurately described as a Klein Bottle. It’s not even a very good one; the true Moebius Strip has only one side, and this one has two equal sides (but twisted).
To understand the meaning of this art piece, you must understand the meaning of topology. Topology is a branch of mathematics which studies how things change when they are transformed; for example, a sphere can be turned into a torus by folding it up like an orange peel. A doughnut can be turned into a coffee cup handle by cutting out the hole.
A Moebius strip can be made from a strip of paper by twisting one end through 180 degrees and then attaching it to the other end. This turns the two-dimensional surface inside into a one-sided surface. So what does this have to do with topology? Remember that topology is not concerned with size or orientation; both the strips in my hands are actually the same strip from before, just twisted differently.
A Klein bottle is formed from an ordinary two-sided closed surface (like a sphere)
War art is really a kind of abstract art, it uses symbols and metaphors to express an idea or feeling. It’s a method of communication that has existed since as far back as cave paintings, which were used to tell stories and convey information about the daily life of the artist’s tribe.
The first thing you need to know about moebius art is that it’s not just one piece, but a series of similar pieces created by the same artist or group. The second thing you need to know is that each piece tells a story, but the stories don’t necessarily have anything to do with each other. In fact I think they’re usually not part of some larger narrative.
The third thing you need to know is that this isn’t an art form invented in the 21st century, but one that has been around for thousands of years. The earliest examples we have are cave paintings from prehistoric times.
I made these moebius strips because I wanted to convey something about war without using words. War is a hard subject to discuss because it’s so large and abstract, and there are so many different kinds of it. To write about war without using words is even harder, because war has no lack of words attached to it. Everyone has an opinion about war
There are a number of steps that you should take before you even begin. One of the first steps is to find out what kind of art style you are going to use. If you want something that looks like a realistic painting, then it is best that you paint your art. Now, when it comes to painting, you will need some supplies. The first thing that you will need is a canvas. You can either buy one or make one yourself. Next, you will need some paints and brushes, and the last thing that you will need is a space in which to paint.
Tubes should be stored in a cool and dark area so that the colors don’t fade over time, and if possible, the tubes themselves should be stored upright so that the paint doesn’t build up in the bottom of the tube. Brushes should be cleaned after each use so that they can last longer and apply paint more effectively; this can be done by washing them in water or by gently scrubbing them with soap until all of the paint comes off. This will allow them to last longer when applying paint to your canvas or picture frame.
The next step after preparing your supplies is to prepare your canvas or picture frame for painting. The easiest way to do this is simply to cover
What is Art? What is the purpose of art? The answers to those questions can be difficult. However, a simple image may be able to answer them for us.
The image above is art. It has no name, but it could be called “Moebius Art.” We may call this style of art a Moebius Strip in order to describe it.
A Moebius Strip is created by taking a long strip of paper, and twisting one end 180 degrees around the other end. If you were to take two ends of the twisted paper and tape them together, you would get a Moebius Strip.
How do you actually make one?
1) Take a strip of paper that is extremely long, say 1 km long. (This will help in later parts)
2) Fold the paper over itself lengthwise, so that the beginning meets with the end. (It now looks like an extremely long piece of paper folded lengthwise.)
3) Unfold it again
4) Turn one end 180 degrees around the other end. (This is where it gets interesting.)
5) Tape both ends together. You will have now made your first Moebius Strip!
The image above is a representation of the Moebius