Rogue triangles - when right angles go bad

July 16, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

photomontage, abstractRogue triangles

"How can you be so obtuse?" - - "What?? What did you call me?" - dialogue from the movie Shawshank Redemption

Part of the fun of photomontage is that you’re never sure where you’ll end up.  I’ve noticed that my montages - no matter what my original idea - often end up full of color and texture, sometimes a bit chaotic.  And I like that!  But the other day I decided to set myself a different task - to go minimalist.  Specifically, to limit the color palette and constrain the layout strictly to squares and rectangles.  More Mondrian, less Pollock.

A fun challenge.  Things were progressing in an orderly, 90-degree sort of way, but hold on - there was sudden urge to triangulate.  Just a hint at first, but then a full-fledged triangle appeared.  Then another poked out, and another.  There was just no stopping them!

The irresistible urge to deviate from the plan and find a different angle.  It’s something I feel acutely.


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