Exercise: Multiple Points

This exercise involved creating a 'still-life' image made up of several points. The ultimate goal was to create an image made up a group of points and show how they appeared to be connected. In the course material, the exercise was described as being a little bit of trial and error and that proved to be the case. I was attempting to not make the images look too contrived and avoided regular patterns where they appeared deliberate, but this in itself was difficult.

I avoided the obvious bullseye position for the first point, this pear.

Next was a lemon. No obvious connection between the two (except that they're both fruit of course!)

There is a clear triangle formed by the addition of the potato. The triangle appears stable with a horizontal base.

The second potato is almost an addition to the left side of the triangle, but not quite.

The kiwi fruit in the top left is currently an outlier, although it does form an unstable triangle with the pear and the darker potato.

A third potato at the bottom of the image gives the image a little more stability.

The final potato, positioned at the top, just left of centre definitely becomes part of a triangle with kiwi fruit and the darker potato, as shown below.

I have indicated on this final image, how I felt the points interacted once all seven items were included. Although there are other shapes of course, I felt that the obvious ones were the two triangles, both of which are quite stable - as in,  they have a flat side at the bottom as we look at the image.


An additional consideration could be tone, as not all the points are the same tone. Even ignoring colour, the two white potatoes and the lemon suggest a triangle, as do the kiwi fruit, the pear and the dark potato. In this case they would form unstable triangles, with a point at the base.