An “alternating” figure/ground occurs when the positive areas of a design become negative and the negative areas become positive. Or, another way of saying it is that our brain interprets the positive areas as the figure one moment and the negative area as the ground next, and then the reverse effect occurs of perceiving the negative areas as the figure and the positive areas as the ground. The effect is achieved when there is a near equal visual weight of figure compared to the ground. For this project I had to create a single unit form that had figure/ground reversal effect, using a tool. Then, I used my unit form to create three patterns. This is a link to my dropmark.
Bellow is my single unit form. This unit form kind of looks like a lobster claw.
Below are my patterns I created from my single unit form. I would have to say my favorite is the one on the left. I put four of the unit forms together and rotated and reflected the image over and over again.
Below are my patterns I created from my single unit form. I added color to the patterns. I would say I like the the one in the middle the most.