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Valentine’s Notan

 

IMG_4570I was inspired by Matt Mazur’s lesson Notan From Dark to Light published in the January 2014 issue of Arts and Activities Magazine.

“The Japanese concept of Notan involves a play between dark and light. Some of the Robert Motherwell’s paintings and Japanese characters are good examples of light and dark contrast that connect well to the concept.”

IMG_4576“Paper cutting is a valued form of Japanese folk art – many Notan pieces are collaged, not painted.”

It is important to note that this project deals with Positive and Negative space, Organic and Geometric Shapes and Figure Ground Relationships. 

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