So I’ve taken “Rose,” as I’ve come to call her, away from the hustle and bustle of the quotidian life, and sequestered her under the stairs, in front of the bookcase. And there she stands, inviting me, as it were, to sit and have a “good read” ….. aaaannnd a good deal more, old chap: some privacy and peace in a hidden corner of the house, out of the stream of things.
Look at her. Look at the way she’s framed in the canvas, and then look at where she’s hung, and you’ll see it: she has left a spot open for you, and here it is. You can sit here if you want – it’ll take them at least a half an hour to find you. Come on, it’s ok.
Yep, that ol’ “negative space”, with its “negative entropy” – works for me every time. And with essentially only two colors at work, its Picasso-like classical simplicity and elegance make it fit right in. I love it!