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MonoLith with Table

an array of 8 columns in a ratio
of aproximately 9 high by 4 wide 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 the film. 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:

Drawing Hands


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