Friday, May 4, 2012

The Biker

The Biker is created using the principles of Closure and Proximity of the Gestalt Theory of visual perception . The biker’s head and the bike's wheels are separate from the body made of lockwashers and yet is perceived as a group due to proximity.
 Closure occurs when an object is incomplete or a space is not completely enclosed. If enough of the shape is indicated, people perceive the whole by filling in the missing information. Proximity occurs when elements are placed close together and are perceived as a group. The Fast Friday challenge was to use the Gestalt Theory that holds that “the whole is other than the sum of its parts”.
 Materials: lockwashers and washers on cotton fabric