They matter because all artists use them in so many different ways. They can be used to bring a piece together, lead the eye or to make the artwork look three dimensional amongst other things. After I finish my artwork I stand back and that is when the elements I used most stand out to me.
Quick, what’s the first thing you do when you see abstract artwork that speaks to you?
I picture it on a wall in my home! Sometimes I even frame it. Yeah, I have a bit of a wild imagination, I know. More often than not I have already figured out where I will hang it before placing it in my cart!