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3.) Space

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Shapes defined by objects are positive shapes (space). Shapes defined around objects are negative shapes (space).

Positive and Negative Shapes

The relationships between the positive and negative shapes help the brain of our viewers understand what they are seeing.  Our brains are even capable of making sense of complex relationships between positive and negative shapes.

Complex positive and negative shapes


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