Do-Not Drop

Posted: January 6, 2013 in Page 6: Beyond the Between

Do-Not Drop2012
Dimensions: 106 by 75 cm, framed.
Media: Paint on wood panel. Painted, reinforced cardboard.

A circle is cut out of the interface field at the upper left and displaced upwards. The bare wood underneath now shows an incompleted circle in the form of crescents. A grey crescent is seen hanging underneath with the exact dimensions missing from the bare-wood circle above, if one were to see it all. This is a particularly incongruant form to be married with the circle and the square, the most fundamental geometric forms. A right angle is formed between the hanging grey crescent and the orange square, with the same dimensions as this orange square. These same right angle dimensions are used to create the drop underneath.

Comment: The key to the success of such a piece, as with so many things in life, is a combination of things.

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However, the ‘cornerstone’ to this work remains the surprising exploitation of the form at the upper left corner of the frame. The upper left composition is weighted to draw attention to this form that, one must note, has the same beveled shape of the frame. And this beveled form just happens to respect a particular form of the L signature used to sign other pieces by the artist. But in this particular work, the presence of this form at the upper left in the frame, or ‘interface’, allows the same form to be used at the bottom right as the signature, and thus ensuring a clever balance to—and symmetry for—the overall work.

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