Accentuate the Positive/ Eliminate the Negative:
In politics it is the objective of a campaign to find what they like in an issue and spin it to suit their own agenda. One image could be interpreted a thousand ways. With a bias and the proper influence, an instance, image or phrase could be sold under a number of veils. A choice to focus on a specific issue and disregard the rest is often the MO behind a political campaign.
To mimic this concept, we will explore a media exercise. This requires that we choose an existing image from whatever source you prefer; magazine, newspaper, internet, photograph, etc…, and paint out or obscure the negative space, leaving only the chosen positive space as the focus. It could be interesting to isolate specific items that may not be what the original intent of the source material. We will aim to put a different spin on the original intention of the source you have chosen then reverse the method to produce an artwork that will eliminate the positive elements of the source, turning the main focus of the image into an, alternate, or negative space. We are refocusing the interest.