subtract SHAPES from each other 


When we subtract one shape from another

(Make a hole in it)

A different feeling is created.

It may be reinforcing the feel like a square inside a square like Leonie's image which creates a stable solid feel. A different feel would occur if you placed a triangle in a circle

Many buildings have shapes perforating the façade. Windows create a rhythm or arches create a different feel again like above in Stephens image

Meet Suki Subtract!


Holly Pepper uses hexagon shapes subtracted from the circles. Thankyou Holly for allowing us to use your image - please click on the image to visit her website.

Clayton Blake creates impressive installations! The large circle is impacted by the circular shapes created with shopping trolleys it creates in the negative space. 

Thankyou Clayton for allowing us to use your images.

Please click on the image to visit his website and see more!

Christopher Trotter uses the negative space in this piece. Thankyou for allowing us to use this image - please click on the image to see his website.

Leonie creates a piece with a circle subtracted from another reinforcing the fluid central focus.

see more of Leonie's work by clicking on her images

Glenise subtracts the door from the wall. This adds depth as we know that usually there is another space beyond a door.

see more of Glenise's work by clicking on her images

Jeanene subtracts shapes from her wildflowers

see more about Jeanene by clicking on her images

Jeanenes blanket uses one shape from the other subtracted

Jeanene creates shapes which use shapes subtracted from the other.

some mood boards with shapes subtracted