Noah Birch

making the negative a positive, 2019

Sailcloth
Dimensions variable

Noah Birch | making the negative a positive

Image: Keith Maxwell

This artwork invites us to reframe our vision by focusing on the voids or gaps within objects. The coloured areas are placed within the negative spaces created by the trees on site; spaces which are often overlooked and under-appreciated. By emphasising the negative spaces I want to draw awareness to the structure of the individual trees within the forest and the relationships between the individuals within their collective environment.  This is also shown in the shadow play on the sailcloth which acts as a screen, changing throughout the day as the sun moves and changing in the short term as the movements of the surrounding trees become ‘actors’ in the play.