What is (and is not) "Negative Space"? (And how do you use it.)

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Re: What is (and is not) "Negative Space"? (And how do you use it.)

Just Tim 4 wrote:

Pretty much. We always try to understand what we see and that understanding is drawn from our memory and experience. I could photograph a house and we would all recognise the reality of the object because nearly all of us have experience and memory of houses. But our feelings or impressions of the house, big/small etc, come from our own bias.

But we all recognise the house as an object, as the *shape* in the image.

If I drew a house as a simple outline then I could just as easily be drawing the background and where it ends, but you will still see and interpret a house as see it as the object and the *not house* as the negative space.

I don't think that's the "negative space" people have in mind here. You seem to be using it as the "not something" of an image. I don't think people are typically thinking of that when they say "negative space".

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