Line - recording a path of motion, recording vision and feeling and the ability to communicate what we see.
The deep red wax used in Anish Kapoors work is linked with a wide range of emotions and so is more open to interpretation and personal feelings. It could be seen as an angry, violent colour with death, hell like conotations. However, it could be seen as a passionate colour, emoting
love and happyness.
Space - distance or area around, between, above, below or within places, (shape) to any area of a real or imagined object which is defined and rendered by other elements such as line, texture, colour, space or light.
Kapoor uses a very interesting use of space, the sculpture being concave and taking up negative instead of possitive space. This adds and element of trickery and illusion as the audience is not as used to seeing like this.
Form - To shape or order, the organisation or composition or an object with both mass and volume unlike shape which has only mass.
The composition of this piece entitled 'Bird in Hand' by Ellen Gallagher is very interesting. The figure in the centre is the main focus, with the cloud like object above it drawing your eye up.
Texture - can be both real and imagined,texture often becomes an important clue to the material, its character, weight, and solidity.
Anish Kapoor's mirror sculptures are perfectly smooth. You can see this even from a distance as even a small scratch or dent would be very noticeable.
Light - Light in our culture expresses goodness, intelligence, clarity and completeness. Darkness is
just the opposite, expressing mystery, ignorance, evil and emptiness.
This light painting, n0. 60 from a project called Light Mark by Cenci Goepel and
Jens Warnecke is a very interesting and different use of light. Instead of recording the way
light falls on an object or scene, the artists are actually putting light into a landscape.
I like the mysterious quality of this image and its very natural feel.