Thursday, August 11, 2011
Non-symmetrical, incomplete polygon
This work is composed of yellow wool, black electrical tape and mirror cardboard (and of course, pins/nails). These materials are great fun to work with. Except for the fact that my hammering skills are less than satisfactory when hammering any lower than neck height. Yet I digress...
These shapes come from the drawings which are loosely based on packaging-folding templates. Of course, folded up, this would make a very non-symmetrical, incomplete polygon. (That's a great name for a work, 'Non-symmetrical, incomplete polygon'). Yet I digress... I wanted to draw on the wall and then stretch the shapes across the corner to see what happend. Worked out wonderfully. But needed more.
I loved the dramatic black lines and the yellow wool together in the previous work, so I started working with the tape. Do a little. Stand back and look a little. And so forth. Then added some mirror cardboard. I love that stuff. I want to use it more!
I'm going to 'sit on' this work for a few days, have a good look. I have a feeling I will add to it. And must remember to check out some Judy Pfaff and Sarah Sze work for inspiration.