You'll note that this week's blog is a follow up from last week's start using the "Learning Curve".
So this little experiment was constructed to help understand negative space. Designing is always a learning experience for me, so I'll share some of the process. Negative space is the space that is not the subject. In our designs, we like to use a lot of negative space. It gives the eye a place to rest and brings emphasis to the subject. It's our interpretation of modern...clean and uncluttered. In this case, the subject is the quarter curve. The background and subject color changes, moving the focus. Originally, I had fabricated some of the blocks with a high contrast analogous print. I decided the print demanded so much attention that it was distracting to the basis of the design. So I moved ahead with white, yellow and two other values or orange and yellow orange. The idea was to create a small project; one that suggested circles with some negative spaces left to the imagination.
|This shows adding the true orange. It seemed overpowering|
in the background position. It was voted off the island.
|Testing out other settings...this one seems too balanced with a |
focus in the middle, too predictable, maybe too sketchy.
|Moved the focus from the center and added one more yellow background,|
distributed the orange value, engaged two edges. Time to call it good and sew together.
These curves are not quarter circles so decided to add sashing...
|Entertained the idea of using one of these prints as a sashing.|
Decided it would be about line and not negative space.
Voted to use the white as the sashing
|Completed (or not) project with 1" finished sashing.|
It's a strange size but I like the sketchy puzzle.
There are lots of opportunities for the quilting thing.