Sometimes less is more

Great paper cut out work called Holding onto Myself by Peter Callesen, 2006.

The simplicity appeals to me, almost because of the expanse of emptiness and the feeling that “he” could fall off the edge unless he held on to some part of himself. The image is clever whilst carrying some emotional content.Peter-Callesen-holding on to myself 2006 The cutout negative image is the same shape as the positive cutout, of course, but the effect is of two different shapes. One appears to be falling whilst the other is leaning over to hold on and save. The addition of the shadow offers more depth.

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