LeWitt on these unfinished forms
In Incomplete Open Cubes, Sol LeWitt has drawn a wealth of sculptural options from that simplest of three dimensional shapes: A cube. In fact, this piece was born of LeWitt’s quest for all of the ways of not making a cube, of the cube not being complete. Each possibility is mapped out three times for emphasis: As a three-dimensional model, as a two-dimensional drawing, and as a photograph. Sol LeWitt.
Well, with some of the three dimensional open cube pieces, the idea part is simple, but the visual perception is complex. If you make a drawing of each side, for instance, it’d be a square grid. But when it becomes three dimensional, you look at it, it becomes chaos. And then you walk around it again and you see it in different lines of sight, it becomes orderly again. So uh, that’s what happens, but you don’t think of it ahead of time— it just does happen.
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