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MonoLith with Table
Several possible constructs are possible with
the monolith proportions. Note that the reference
is to the film "2001: A Space Odyssey" by Kubrick
and Clarke (1968). With the mysterious monolith's
dimensions being 1 x 4 x 9 (which are the squares
of the first 3 integers 1^2, 2^2, 3^2); the book
reveals that the monolith is (apparently) infinitely
dimensional of dimensions 1 x 4 x 9 x 16 x 25 x ...
- this is only perceived by Dave Bowman later in
Naturally such constructs go back to Franz Kupka,
and less *minimalistically* to Franz Klein.
And in all cases, these can be *made* to read
as buildings - sky scrapers in the modern era.
Other possible designs (of the infinite # ;) include:
The problem here is that all though the monolith IS
constructed in a proper pro-portion, the fact that the
"table" is infinitely tall (or intended to be read so),
that the monolith doesn't tower over. The alterhative
is of course to increase the UNIT LENGTH. But, in that
case (eg, let the unit lenght be 1 foot), we get something
4 feet wide and 9 feet tall - definitely do-able.
However, then the massive-ness of it will clearly be read
as VOLUME and/or a FIELD (eg, the field paintings). This
is a definite consideration to be entertained since this
would mean that the present work would re-capitulate and
echo the field paintings and then that path through (eg)
Ad Rhienhardt's works and of course bound back to both
Kasimir Malevich and Joseph Albers, et al. But, that
takes us down a different path.
For the present work, using the smaller units the decision
seems to be definitely in choosing to use 9x4 small strips
of paper/card-stock as the unit or using the squares with
a verticle line down the middle.
Upon looking at the various (graphically drawn) designs, it
occured to me that the connecting line (continuus and vertical)
could again be yarn - ah ha! And thus, over the squares.
The can re-capitulate the vertical lines of the table over the
horizontal "table surface". One problem is that since the
monolith will almost always read as a building, the "table"
will almost always read as the Eifel Tower - such is the persistence
of the modern.
Intrusion of the Surreal
In surrealist bent, i put a vase with flower on it. Naturally,
this opens up all of tradition of the still lifes as well as
(in this case). The pure sur-real aspects of the image becoming
real, as per the works of (eg) Escher:
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