Point, Line, Plane – Sean Mirts

Point, line and plane, can all be found everywhere in daily life. From the moment we wake up to the time we go to sleep, these elements of design are everywhere; they are in just about everything we use or see.

Photo by Sean Mirts. October 17th, 2017.

The image on the left is an example of point, though it is not a simple black dot on a white sheet on paper. With the contrast between the background and the man’s illuminated face, a point is made. Similarly with the light above him, making there two distinct points in this single image. Points are tricky to classify in some cases as they can quickly become lines or objects with volume to them.


Photo by Sean Mirts. December 7th, 2017.

On the right, a vast plane of clouds is behind the skier extending to the horizon. With the mountains in the background and snow in the front, the plane is taking up a defined space. Along with the color of clouds being very similar the plane looks complete. This plane also appears to have a three-dimensional look to it as it has some transparency along the edges.


Photo by Sean Mirts. July 15th, 2017.

Lastly, a road in Glacier National Park, known as Going-to-the-Sun Road creates a line tracing the side of the mountain. This road makes a great line right through the image. There is also another less noticeable line from the side of the mountain that is created cutting the picture in half. This image has many design elements in it as well, such as volume, planes, and points. The cars on the road could be points, the  cliffs a plane and the bear grass (white flowers) appear to have some volume to them.




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