Please note: Soft Grids is available; other works in this set are available by commission only.
This piece is built with lines and open line-cubes, which are like defined captured space. The contrast of colors and texture here are also very important: the matte light brown of bamboo, a growing thing, and the rigidly square cubes painted in brilliant yellowy green.
This piece is also built from squares – if stretched out, each three dimensional grid is measured out in equal 18” x 18” squares. But both gravity and the string’s memory of being wrapped in a ball give the lines their permanent curl, as it were, and they seem to dance and pull closer towards the bottom.
Like Lemon Green Cubes, both growing things and cerebral considerations are included in the notion of the natural world. The tennis balls are all exactly 14” from the floor, and seem like a levitated floor. Air currents cause them all to move in a gentle only slightly perceptible motion, but together, not altering the space between them.
These two works were built with newspapers in many languages found in the myriad communities of New York City. They represented pluralistic communities, people living cheek to jowl, leaning into each other, leaning away, holding each other up, knocking each other down.