I’ve been working with some shapes from a 2016 piece called The Concrete Content of Experience (about half-way down this page).
I selected eight shape units and cut them from sheets of foam, then painted and assembled them. Each square is 3×3 cm (about 2.5″).
The interrelation and arrangement of elements draw the eye back and forth between similarities and differences, engaging the active mind.
Stacking the foam pieces lifts them out of the flat 2D plane, introducing depth as another dimension of engagement. Cast shadows begin to join, amend and alter the shapes while activating the environment as part of the personal experience.
(Click through for a couple more close-ups).
The materials presented unique challenges to effective communication. I’d like to keep pushing this exercise, but with a looser, less sharp-edged look. Hopefully I can find some materials and means in the days ahead.