Geometry | Shapes, Form and Negative Space.

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  • Geometry | Shapes, Form and Negative Space.
    A visual exploration.
  • The Phenomenology of geometric shapes, form and spaceis a project that investigates shapes,
    negative space andhow visual systems are created through a set of rules.

    An essential part of this project involves establishingvarious sets of rules that create different visual
    systemsof interesting compositions and in some cases letter-likeforms.

    Using basic black and white shapes contained in blackand white square format, as blocks, then placing
    theblocks against black or white backgrounds to study hownegative space can change the form.

    Throughout the project, four square blocks were used in twodistinct sizes which were calculated based
    on the GoldenRatio.


  • A short animation showing all 826 shapes that were generated from the three rules.
  • Rule 1, a combination of two different geometric shapesin the same size are combined as fourblocks. Subsequently, each individual block is rotated 90°clockwise, in its place, three times till it returns to itsoriginal position.Also using negatives to explore negative space.
  • Rule 2 involves using two of the same geometric shapesin two different sizes, calculated according to the goldenratio. Each individual block is then rotated 90° clockwise,in its place, three times till it returns to its original position. Also using negatives to explore negative space.
  • In rule 3, the forms were created by combining twodifferent geometric shapes in the same size and theircorresponding negatives, along with the negative of eachshape block beneath it as illustrated in the diagram onthe right.Then each block is rotated 90°, 180° and 270° clockwisefrom its original position about the center of rotation.Thus covering the block it rotates on and revealing itsnegative.
  • In this rule, two elements were introduced; opacityand colour. The colour choices were based on WassilyKandinsky’s theory aboutthe language and form of colour.
  • An example of wallpaper generated from one of the forms obtained.
  • Silkscreen Prints on the wall.