negative space is a concept in art where the space around a thing is as important as the thing itself. It is the space around and between a subject, that defines and shapes it, balances the composition, and adds meaning. For me, it is also an important part of the creative process. After you collect information, soak in your environment, do your research, prep your materials, surround yourself with the noise and clutter of daily life and other people’s thoughts and opinions… Before you create art, before you do whatever it is you want to do, how can you create your blank canvas? How can you place yourself in your own negative space, so that you will have room to exist and grow?
Apr 28, 2021