tomorrow, there will be cake! until then, I'm sharing a page from the "surface abstractions" (an ongoing photos series I'm working on that details urban environments) sketchbook. plus a note on figure and ground from 101 Things to Learn in Art School by Kit White: "Most images, even abstract ones, usually have a figure, the object(s) of interest, and a ground, the space in which those objects sit. This holds for video and film as well. The relation of the figure to the ground is the most basic compositional device and describes to the brain the most basic conditions of any image."