Works and Statements

A floor to ceiling piece, beginning at the ceiling. At this point I was still thinking about making single units and I didn’t want to do repeats the way Minimal art had done; and I didn’t want to do permutations the way serial art had done. Giotto ground the colors of the earth. I felt my sensibility lie there.

Each element of the work is a sign functioning much as a letter does in language. Alone, the element is complete. In relation to other elements a logic is set up, interior to itself, in the way a grouping of letters makes a word. I designated the panels as A1/B, B1/B and C1/B. I realized that when I put units together this way they ceased to be objects and took on the same quality as functions in math.

I’m working in sets that relate to the whole room. In the interest of cogency I added the plus sign because I wanted to make it clear that it was one work.

I was thinking of the word “

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