You take pieces of the same material. Here, human beings.
You cut them up in smaller pieces. Some you assemble again, others not.
Make sure there is proper distance between clusters so as to be able to perceive things in isolation.
In this photo there are three such clusters: a) unassembled body pieces on top; b) two assembled body pieces below. That makes three.
Let them stand apart distributed in space: One man, one woman; one old, one new; one in stone, the others in flesh; one ancient, others more modern; one reader, one listener; one open, the other one closed; cross legs, open legs. Goes agains everything you think you ever knew about classical composition, but it seems to work anyway.
I call it contra positions. Or contrapositions, because that is what it is. Things go against each other and that is why they work.
It was always so.
Have good day.
© Knut Skjærven. All rights reserved. Text and photo.
Copenhagen February 21, 2013.