Tipping Point I

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Tipping Point I, 2020
uv cured inkjet on shaped composite aluminum panel
dimensions variable (overall 44″x 44″), edition of 3

From Euclid’s Elements – Book I – definition 20:

Of trilateral figures, an equilateral triangle is that which has its three sides equal, an isosceles triangle that which has two of its sides alone equal, and a scalene triangle that which has its three sides unequal.

“Isosceles Follies” is composed solely of the two isosceles triangles shown below.

Flying Kites Inside I

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Flying Kites Inside, 2020
uv cured inkjet on shaped composite aluminum panel
edition of 3, dimensions variable (overall 44″ x 44″)

Four Squares and Forty Kites

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Four Squares and Forty Kites, 2020
uv cured ink on shaped composite aluminum panel
dimensions variable, overall 44″ x 44″ inches
edition of 3

Euclid’s Elements – Book 1 – Definitions, definition XXII, simply says:

“A quadrilateral figure is one which is bounded by four sides.”

So any four sided shape is a quadrilateral. The shape I use in this piece is a form of a quadrilateral that Euclid describes as a kite. Yes, it’s the shape your thinking of, like the traditional flying kite shape.

Per Wikipedia:
In Euclidean geometry, a kite is a quadrilateral whose four sides can be grouped into two pairs of equal-length sides that are adjacent to each other. In contrast, a parallelogram also has two pairs of equal-length sides, but they are opposite to each other rather than adjacent. 

The diagonals of a kite are always perpendicular to each other.

Hexalarious II

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Hexalarious II, 2020
uv cured ink on cut-out composite aluminum panel
edition of 3, dimensions variable (48″ x 48″ overall)

Fabrication of this artwork is made possible with an ADAP grant from the Ohio Arts Council.

The following is from my grant application, titled “The Shape of Things to Come”:

With this grant, I will create 4 artworks, printed on rigid substrates as opposed to media of the traditional digital print (paper/canvas). Printing on rigid substrates opens up a new avenue of exploration in my work by allowing my geometric constructs to expand beyond the confines of square and rectangular formats with use of a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Router that can cut the substrate panel to my specifications.

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