Quoting the assignment:
"Design and arrange three identical patterns in sufficient tension with one another to create three negative shapes that have an exchange value with the positive shapes."
Do we have an exchange value here? My initial impression is that the white shapes are where I go first. I can shift my focus to the black shapes, but I seem to gravitate back to the white shapes.
There are examples of successful Notan images described as:
"...demonstrates that the artist has ceased to discount the invisible as nonexistent and now gives it an equal reality with the positive."