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Labyrinth patterns

Black and white abstract artworks of Labyrinth patterns.

I was prepping fresh vegetables in the kitchen for my lunch and one of the vegetables going under the knife was a large crunchy red cabbage. A nutritious vegetable with leaves a beautiful dark red purple colour. Meanwhile, I’m convinced there is a an image to be made with a slice of cabbage. Therefore, it was saved from being cooked in the steamer pot. And became raw material to be studied, and photographed.

Left to the environment for a few days, the cabbage slice dried a little and its edges gently curled. Which added to its shape, and made it more visually appealing. I photographed the vegetable slice with a macro lens. To experiment with various compositions and depth of field options. Finally, after some trial and error a photo is chosen to mirror.

And voila the narrative changed. Transitioning from a slice of red raw cabbage to a complex labyrinth or maze. With a mythical creature in centre stage. The Minotaur comes to life for those that see faces in objects. Namely the Pareidolia effect.

How do you interpret the geometric patterns in these pictures. More specifically, do you see the mythical creature sitting in the middle of the image?

Artist: © Tahnia Roberts 2020
Category: Photography
Style: Fantasy
Subject: Pareidolia effect series
Medium: Digital, photo, black and white
Artist country: Malaysia

Tahnia Roberts

Author Tahnia Roberts

Tahnia is a visual storyteller who uses photography to explore, investigate and document her surroundings. An avid collector of found objects which frequently become still life compositions. Black and white photography is her preferred medium. Born and raised in New Zealand, she currently resides in Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

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