Meditations on the Circle of Life
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" Negative space in art, is the space around and between the subject(s) of an image. Negative space may be most evident when the space around a subject, not the subject itself, forms an interesting or artistically relevant shape, and such space occasionally is used to artistic effect as the "real" subject of an image." Wikipedia
It is safe to say then, that when a person or person(s) are removed from one's life, the focus becomes about What and Who is left behind and everything else around, OR the Negative Space.