The concept of visual movement in graphic design is a tricky one. In the hands of a skilled artist, the placement of shapes, colours and lines intentionally guide your eye from one place to another. Nebulous, and a little subjective, it’s like a Magic Eye picture. Once you learn what to look for, it pops out at you. So if you’re a bit new at this guided eye business, think of Chilean artist María Aparicio Puentes’ embroidered images as a bit of a primer on visual flow. Tethering separate components of her photographs together with coloured floss, your attention is immediately drawn to the relationships between the different objects, the thread making obvious the invisible connecting lines.
Text by Kimberly L. Leung
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