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[drawing every day 2024 post one four seven]: positive and negative

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ACTUALLY, there are no more “positive” and “negative” shapes in the real world than there are actual “lines” in the real world (well, even that’s debatable, but …) as the right diagram illustrates: yes, you can say that the hand has a shape, but its “wza y’ei”, the negative conceptual space surrounding a positive concept in the Aklo language, does not actually exist for the hand: that negative space itself is both limited and shaped, broken up into negative and positive shapes like the stands for the hands or the frame of the picture. Or, to riff more on concepts from Alan Moore’s version of Aklo, defining negative space can be seen as the extended creation of a new positive form.

A little punchy after that debugging session.

Drawing every day, posting every day my website works.

-the Centaur

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