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Negative Space

Posted in TM: Object by Lina A.Hadi on February 13, 2011

Is the negative space the predecessor? Can one call the blank page negative space? Or is the initial void a nothingness, a mere idea or potential of what could be, and becomes negative space as the positive takes over, receding into a secondary afterthought as a tangible form is created?

If negative space is simultaneously constructed as the counter form to the positive form,  is a tension born between the two entities, an equal and opposite force, holding each form in its place?

How does one determine what is negative and what is positive?

 

 

stroke experiments

Posted in TM: Object by Lina A.Hadi on February 13, 2011

Some of my trials with the calligraphic stroke:

An arabesque of intertwining circles

intersections of arabesque filled in

curvilinear strokes,

large circular strokes

Finally, initial attempts at drawing human figures using curved strokes