We were given a task – to select a postcard with an image on and write from within the image. This was my card.
ELLSWORTH KELLY 1963 – WHITE OVER BLACK
I am the shadow underneath
Hosted on black, barely visible
Where white drapes over me, I gain attention
You will notice white more too
When I lurk below it
Even the black cannot deny me
When white reveals me
Without my subtlety
Their boldness would go unnoticed
They would be flat dull and lifeless
I am the space between
I give the illusion of space
I am their breathe
What I realise now is that Kelly has used straight edges, then a curved one on top.
It is like a body in architecture.
It is both a cut and a flap.
It is both 2d and 3d
It has a frame which it overrides
In the same way howard hodgkin painted over his frames
It is about the human condition
The negatives of the camera x rays are similar
Windows for capturing landscape, or people