Saturday, October 27, 2012

From Nothing to Something

In an earlier post I wrote about the consequences of lines. I wrote that with lines "the space [in a drawing] speaks. Until it comes from nothing to something."

Last week I wrote about negative space saying it was non-existent, but now I have confused myself and have to rethink my position. 

The concepts are related. They require more reflection. I suspect I will return to this theme a few more times before I'm done. Is it not limitless?

Friday, October 19, 2012

Negative Space and Cypress Trees

Negative space! It is actually non-existent and yet it can be filled.

It can be filled or left to take the shape that was taken from it, or the affirmative shape.

Could this be a visible expression of turning "negation into affirmation"?

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Evening Sky

Friends went kayaking on the Brudenell River on a summer evening. Looking back at the sky one turned to the other and exclaimed, "Look, we are in a Louise Mould painting".

I like to think that this is that painting.