Thursday, August 9, 2012

"Purchasing Power"


"What we value determines how much purchasing power we have in life." This is the equivalent of the principle of give and it shall be given you. Think about it.

The subtle shapes in this piece are punctuated by a very prominent black and brown shape. To create an echo of that shape, I chose two images that also have a "v" shape with a different weight and style.

The blue color block softens the piece and the soft yellow in the background is a nice split complement to the blue. That softness is a great contrast to the prominent dark lines and shapes. I also chose to include the tiny detailed image underneath the ornate "V" to soften the impact of the strong graphic of the ornate letter. It was too stark before that "lacy" pattern was included.

Even the shape of the blue going down into a "v" determined the placement of the collage elements. And at the risk of seeming redundant, it's the process of looking for the "echose" that will tell you what to do next and where to place elements in your piece. And there you have it...just a few more things to think about.

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