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When a new object or three-dimensional form is created in the world, humans tend to perceive it as an addition or a plus. For example, when a sculpture or other three-dimensional object is crafted, it would feel that it has joined that place as a new presence.


However, that's merely one perspective by humans. What if we look at it from the opposite perspective, that is, from the world's side?


In the amount of shape occupied by the three-dimensional object, the world's space becomes concave. In other words, due to the presence of an object or three-dimensional form, the empty space or state of nothingness in that place is lost.


In essence, creating a three-dimensional object simultaneously carves out and erases its form from the space that existed before, also becoming an act of producing a minus three-dimensional.


If a three-dimensional object is crafted not from the perspective of its creation, but rather from the opposite perspective of spatial loss, is the expression that appears there the same as traditional three-dimensional artworks?


Traditional sculptures carve out material to create form, but this expression carves out space to cause its loss. The creation process is the exact opposite. However, the fact remains that a three-dimensional object is being crafted, and for the viewer, what they see doesn't change at all.


The act of sculpting a minus three-dimensional doesn't bring about physical changes, but rather changes in our perception and thinking. In other words, this artwork may be described as a sculpture in the brain in which the information of the outside world does not change, but the act of viewing itself is completely renewed by changing its interpretation.


Once you understand the concept of minus of space, your eyes would be drawn not to the sculpture before you, but to the minus sculpture created in the space. Can't you, too, start to see the minus three-dimensional where space has been carved out to match the shape of the three-dimensional object?

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