Saturday, February 11, 2012

"Message in a Bottle"

($40.00....6" x 6"...mounted on a 1/8" depth clayboard panel)

"One declaration of love can change everything." So many things in life change with just one phrase or sentence that expresses the deepest level of commitment. What phrase comes to your mind? Check out the hidden message in the bottle.

Division of space is still a priority of mine, even with the use of photos in my layering. The division of space in this piece is especially appealing with the interlocking shapes of the bottle and pine cones which also touch two sides of the design space. It is absolutely essential to consider how the image is cropped and how it divides the space. If everything is placed in the center with negative space all around, you can lose the viewer with one glance.

And after one year of blogging everyday, I have yet to tire of seeing one line of lettering dividing the space. Of course, it is a bit risky to place it almost in the center, but then, of course, I like to live on the edge. So the best idea is to think about these things when photographing work and see how your image is filling the little rectangular window on the camera. Of course, there's always photoshop. Even the stone wall in the background is creating some erratic horizontal lines. Just a few more things to think about.

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  1. I really like this one, Dee. The photograph is beautiful, and I like the lines on the left side. I can't tell if it's words, or just a random pattern. It adds a beautiful texture. Your lettering is lovely, too!