Patchwork in black and silver

Figure 1 - Patchwork in black and silver (c) DE Wolf 2016.

Figure 1 – Patchwork in black and silver (c) DE Wolf 2016.

I was attracted the other day by this patchwork fabric. The pieces are black cloth and the lines are made of silver thread. The appeal to me was multiple. First, I love the metalic reflections. Second, I love the simplicity of the geometric. Third, I like the top lighting that accentuates the texture and enables you to create a photographic story, a tone-on-tone in black. And recognize that black is the lack of light; so it seems almost a contradiction to have tones of black. Are these shades of nothingness? Fourth, and finally, I am drawn to the randomness of the patchwork itself, which seems to challenge the perfect symmetry of the lines.

And needless-to-say I took this simple photograph with my IPhone. I am starting to master the trick of lining up the lines and edges with the IPhone while at the same time not tilting the camera and creating a warped image.

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