For my Drawing and Texture class, we were assigned to create nine different drawings and compositions of an object we own. Students were expected to examine various compositions with our selected object, focusing on value, quality of line, and use of positive and negative space.
Once the nine compositions were completed, we had to create a larger abstract composition using the nine finished drawings. I photocopied each of my drawings and proceeded to cut them out, allowing me to move around my pre-existing compositions. This helped me see how the compositions interacted with one another. Through my exploration, I began to study the forms and counter forms and how they interacted to make a larger more complex composition. Looking at the smaller compositions individually and the collective composition allowed me to have a greater understanding of the importance of a system and how each individual part must function not only by itself but also along with the other parts within the system.