Wednesday, November 30, 2016

ATMOSPHERE & SHAPES, Day 11

Huh. Looks like I unwittingly created a bit of an optical illusion here.

Sometimes the innermost* central triangle appears to be a window looking through to atmosphere behind (it is in fact a cut-out that reveals the underpainting), but at other times it appears to be a bright opaque triangle superimposed on top of a solid red circle which is in turn on top of a solid print triangle.

I'm guessing the black outline in that space may be what teases the perception, along with the difference in value in the atmosphere colors, even though the atmosphere was "all of a piece" before I brought shapes into the composition.

Atmosphere & Shapes #9

* Hmm, is innermore a word?, and would it be the apt word since I'm only comparing two triangles?

6 comments:

  1. I would vote for it! I like this window!!! I am on the enterprise, returning home after a long voyage. Breaking through the clouds shuttle to the surface :) I keep hearing the Star Trek Communicator sound, Looking at these.... http://www.stdimension.org/MediaLib/effects/technology/federation/communicator1.wav

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    1. Sheila, your comments have me grinning! Isn't it funny how an artistic investigation of atmosphere and shapes has put you inside the Enterprise, returning home after a long journey?!

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  2. You have my vote as well!! I read the small triangle as a separate entity, not as a window, with the wispy clouds flowing over it. Very striking piece!!!Collage compliments the composition. Now a new element, red triangle in the picture!!!! Seems "innermore" is a word!! http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/innermore
    Way to go Dotty!!!

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    1. Thanks for your input, Carol, and your indicating you read the small triangle as a separate entity. Glad to hear that this piece was very striking in your eyes.

      I looked up innermore also. Seemed logical that such a word would exist, even though I've never heard it in use, since 'more' is the comparative word form and 'most' is the superlative . On that note, I'm off to less heady adventures—i.e. grocery shopping.

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    2. What I noticed about the top trangle was that it was red like the circles, most previous were black/collage.

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    3. VERY observant! I think it was the only red triangle in the series other than the teensie weensie little one in #8, which actually felt more like a displaced bit of the circle above it (which it was) rather than a triangle in its own right—at least to me.

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