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Positive-Negative Pattern

A design in which both the motif (the positive space) and the surrounding area (the negative space) have recognizable shapes. Especially, a design in which the positive and negative spaces have identical shapes. Same as a pattern with figure-ground reversal. See also counterchange.
Example(s) of Positive-Negative Pattern
  • Example of positive-negative patterns, #1
  • Example of positive-negative patterns, #2
  • Example of positive-negative patterns, #3
Positive-negative patterns created with Artlandia SymmetryWorks.