Negative or Positive masks

Negative or Positive masks

The other side of the coin.. to use another cliché.

The negative masked shape was done in white ink on a coloured background, so it has the same tonal values as the alternative positive masked one. However, this time the contrast of material and non-material is reversed. The white image is assertive and pushes the colour of the paper into the background.

This has the effect of making it a more dynamic image than the positive masked one. Whereas the first is put upon and suffering, this one seems to have energy-it could even be interpreted as a dancer. So, I reinforced this interpretation by backdrawing a spiral going up the body.

negative mask with back drawing


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