Figure-Ground Reversal with Black and White

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For my 2D design class, we needed to make a design that focused on “figure/ground reversal”. The black and the white have to reverse as to which is on top or the shapes of focus. You should be able to look around the design and wonder, “is this black on white, or white on black?”

I chose to use organic shapes because my previous works have been very geometric. I rely on grids, structures, and sharp lines a lot and it reflects my analytical and structured lifestyle and way of thinking. I took art classes at CCSF specifically to explore my creative and free side of life and part of that is to embrace a more organic, flowing style. I want to be okay with the discomfort of a more fluid and organic structure. This lead me to create a radial of blobby shapes!

Also see Part 2 of this project!



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