thanks ....it is only distracting in the context of seven and seven is just an abstract title for an abstract image it would be so easy to take the offending little square away but... it attracts comment, because of its tension against the title
however, if you ignore the title then the dark area is crucial in the way that it introduces a 3rd dimensional twist to the desired 2D plane
we can not solve the tensions in the world with art therefore we must stir them up,,, we live in a twisted world with many grey and dark areas
it is better to notice them, be aware of them than to pretend they aren't there... especially when they become increasingly obvious
Yeah, that dark area is hard to ignore, at some point it becomes the focal point. And indeed adds distance and keeps the picture from becoming too flat.
For me art can have many functions, it can't be limited to show the world as it is, it can and it does, but it also can take you away from it, or give it a twist, and that's the real purpose of art, to aloud you to go to any direction you want.
true usually for me it is an unconscious process in this case, the dark area is just a part of this frame often something obscures or interferes with the ideal but then in truth, things are what they are not what we would like them to be
i am not interested in perfecting my images although sometimes i will reuse them in a different context
i think that art for me is all about looking at things in different ways not really having any fixed opinions at all