Thursday, 9 October 2014
Turning a negative into a positive
There are many ways of exploring the use of negative space. We did it, with string. Taking something small which takes up very little space in a composition and making it take up a large area. After an hour or so of stapling to walls and tying round hooks, we'd managed to turn a whole lot of negative space into a whole lot of positive space with relative ease.
We then had to gain even more positive space, we did this by attaching tissue paper to the areas where the twine crossed over each other. This added pockets of colour to the considerably bland piece.
I couldn't think of a better way to experiment with the use of negative and positive space; This gave me a whole new perspective on how much effect spacing may have on the composition of a piece. definitely a useful experience!