Notice where your eye goes. What is significant about that area? Your eye will be drawn to the area with the most contrast. In this piece, it’s the light yellow right next to the small area of dark brown at the top. Thanks to Julie Prichard and Chris Cozen in their online Complex Collage class for making that clear.
Heard an interesting talk by Greil Marcus tonight on Jay DeFeo and All that Jazz at Mills College. He shared the stunning film The White Rose by Bruce Conner about the removal of the 2000 pound painting from JayDeFeo’s Fillmore apartment. I found this SFMOMA film talking of Bruce Conner discussing his film also worthwhile.