If lines take on the characteristics of pattern or shape in the viewing, then they stop being lines, no matter how much they felt like lines in the making. As Jane explained, it's about how the element reads on first glance. If it says shape, then it's a shape. Who knew?
I took my tidbits of growing understanding into my studio this afternoon to try my hand at two more lines and layers studies in black and white.
|lines and layers #11, 9x12"|
|lines and layers #12, 9x12"|
Lines and squiggles and layers, oh my!