Positive and Negative

Together at last…

The positive pattern is up the stairwell from the negative shape

The positive pattern is up the stairwell from the negative one.

Here's the pattern with the negative shape.

Here’s the pattern with the negative shape.

The patterns were stored outside causing the wood to swell up and pull apart. After sanding this gave This gives

The patterns were stored outside prior to me getting them, this caused the wood to swell and pull apart. I like the lines created by the exposure and revealed by sanding the weathered patina off.

Another shot...

Often the simple pattern shapes remind me of Martin Puryears’ work.

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Residential contractor/artist
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5 Responses to Positive and Negative

  1. GREAT Grandpa's Place says:

    GREAT Grandpa was pleased to meet you today. I enjoyed touring the house. You have a good eye and a creative bent. Keep it up.

  2. Gorgeous Georgeous says:

    I’m curious. Did you consider placing the “positive” force upside down so that it would have been a natural fit for ‘negative” force? (Or maybe the other way around?)

    Individually, both elements are so interesting, but I keep thinking that they don’t match up in this arrangement. Does that make sense?

  3. mdejong11 says:

    Yeah, it would be a natural fit if the positive were to be turned around. Placing it within eyesight of each other was important so the viewer could do the math, to me the positive is more interesting positioned upward. Thanks for your observation.

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