Täällä Ainolassa tämä hiljaisuus puhuu.
(Here in Ainola the silence speaks.)
Composition in visual art has many elements of which I have written here from time to time. Within these elements, space plays a prominent and still narrowly defined role. Mostly, it is discussed as negative space, that is space which surrounds, isolates, contrasts, and highlights a subject. As negative space, space has a supporting role and is not part of the subject matter. In my work I have become, however, more and more interested in space as part of the subject matter. I would call this type of space active or energetic space. And yes, I know, this needs explaining…(more…)