Art Prize - Making a Point II

I am showing this piece at Art Prize 2011 in Grand Rapids, MI from Sept. 21 - Oct. 9. Art Prize is a "radically open competition" where over 1,600 artists are showing work throughout the entire city of Grand Rapids for three weeks. There is $500,000 in cash awards given to the top ten artists based on public vote. No jurors!

“Making a Point II” is a larger version of the piece that I made in 2008. The original piece is 12” x 12” x 2”, and made from approximately 124 pencils and 100 more points. I have quadrupled it in size and I am fascinated with the many patterns that exist within the combinations of pencils. The new piece is 24” x 24” x 3” and use over 900 pencils.

For many years I have been exploring the idea of multiples. I develop patterns from the accumulation of everyday objects. Within my pieces there is a sense of the micro and macro. From a distance a shape, line, pattern, or design is noticed. Upon closer inspection, a familiar object is discovered.
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Making a Point II
2011
pencils, wood
24"x24"x2"


Making a Point II
side view



Making a Point II
detail

Making a Point II
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Making a Point II
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Making a Point II
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