Rogue triangles - when right angles go bad
"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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