Positive! Negative! (one more time)

8 April 2017 – At the risk of annoying people who got it the first time, I’m going to belabour the point I wanted to make in my previous post.

It was all about the double visuals — the vases, and the not-vases.

I would like everyone to enjoy what artist Greg Payce worked so hard to offer us in this installation at Toronto’s Gardiner Museum of Ceramics.

“Positive/Negative,” I said in the post title. “Play with the spaces,” I urged in the post itself,

Positive space: the intricate — and very deliberate — shape outlined by each vase.

Negative space: the intricate — and very deliberate — shape outlined between each pair of vases.

Refocus.

Look between the vases, not at them.

And there they are.

A little boy, a little girl; a gift of deliberately arranged space.

 

 

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  1. Larry Webb

     /  8 April 2017

    Consider me “annoyed”!!

    But it was well worth repeating because not everyone has the same form of perception, thankfully – we get to benefit from all different kinds. Like yours, for example!

    Keep those cards and letters coming – I always enjoy.

    Best, L

    Larry Webb

    larw18@webbpro.ca

    (416) 508-1291

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  2. I’m so glad you repeated this. I missed the figures in my pleasure in shape and shadow. Now of course those two little people are all I see and I wonder how I could’ve been so blind! A metaphor for many things in my life! I’ve seen exactly their stance in my twins.

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