Thanks +Chrystia Olena
, the color palate of the background was one of the main things I spent time on in post processing. Your comment on the negative space and imbalance is actually good to hear. This image became an expression of the times in our lives that we continue to physically grow/age , despite the fact we may not want to "grow up". I hope that makes sense.
Given that, I'll describe the concepts I tried to incorporate, I'd love to hear how others might have approached it.
Vertical lines: life, time, growth
1) Compliments: background is a gradient of green over red. Red at the bottom to create contrast with the stems and green on the top gradient.
2) Rhythm: the position of the flowers to create a sense of rhythm (doe, rae….) that flows from lower left to upper right.
3) Cognitive Dissonance: the negative space in the upper right leaves the viewer hanging, expecting the “Mi” of the rhythm sequence but it isn’t there. This, coupled with the flowers refusing to open, is the “resistance to change” despite the inevitability of time passing.