Saturday, January 22, 2011

Negative Shapes With Positive Reversals

Notan exercise 2 is the expansion of a square using positive and negative shapes. The exercise can be completed using either symmetrical or asymmetrical design. Symmetrical usually involve combining straight edged and curved edge patterns to provide interest. When using asymmetrical design, one must try to provide balance in similar fashion to exercise 1.

This design was built with white and black Stonehenge printmaking paper using a glue stick and X-Acto knife.

Joyce sent this along today. Nice examples of eye/brain interpretations. Thanks Joyce! :-)


  1. This is quite striking as a finished piece in its own right; it would make a really super screen print!

  2. I really like this piece. The original is slowly disintegrating around here and the digital looks so much cleaner. Maybe a T-shirt design for the summer?