Empty Space Published February 8, 2016 by Libby Light shines through the empty space where the tree once stood. © Elizabeth Leaper Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
Kind of like the space in a room when you end up getting rid of a large piece of furniture that you rarely used…
Yes, it looks bare and somehow exposed. Maybe I’ll plant something a bit small against our fence to fill the gap and still allow light to penetrate! On the plus side – we did get the wood to burn on our wood burning stove.
I love the haiku feel of this one. Very nicely done. The Japanese have a word for empty space in poetry and painting. It is “ma”. In photography, I believe it’s called ‘negative space.
Thank you for your kind words and information. Yes I have heard the term ‘negative space’ in connection with art but had not considered my empty ‘tree space’ as such – a different and interesting view of things!
oh yes! this reminds me of when our neighbour’s huge tree fell on my car – the amazing light and freedom and airiness the absence creates!
It certainly widens the vista, though I do feel a bit ‘exposed’. Thankfully no cars were injured when this one came down!