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Activity

Floating Shapes

Hard-edge paintings inspired by Tony DeLap.

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Inspiration

Hard-Edge

Tony DeLap made a significant contribution to the development of hard-edge painting. Edges in general fascinated him. He loved to play with the concept of an artwork’s edge and created many works consisting of canvases with surprising and unconventional edges. His expertise and interest in magic led him to make objects “float” and otherwise defy explanation.

Tony DeLap, Zirca the Wizard, 2005, wood, aluminum, and acrylic
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Instructions

Make It Your Own

  • Be inspired by the work of DeLap to create your own magical hard edge geometric painting.
  • Use artist’s or painter’s tape to create lines and shapes on cardstock or watercolor paper.
  • Then, color in the blank shapes with paint, markers, or colored pencils.
  • Finally, peel away the tape to reveal colorful floating shapes creating a geometric hard edge composition.
  • Share your work with us on Instagram using the hashtag #LAMLabAtHome.
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