Hot on the heels of his first appearance in this blog, David Gumbrell (Auribins) earns a second mention.


This image is many things: a powerful abstract, a captivating pattern, and a study of the erodible nature of stone (and, if we anthropomorphise the message, ourselves). The simple three-by-three pattern is naturally balanced; the inclusion of the black frame dominantly setting the dividers off from the thirds of the image, thereby making it more comfortable to view; the inside edges of the middle holes being exactly on the image’s golden ratios.

The choice of a section of grill that has three stones “missing” sets up a nice negative-space triangle, which allows the eye to focus on the remaining textures without being overloaded by detail.

A very effective find.

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