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Six Lines System
1971 | Brentwood, Missouri
Wood 4x4’s | H: 4/10 W: 168/427 D: 168/427 (in/cm)
Disposition: Destroyed

This piece became the prototype for “Six Lines Central Park,” floated in “The Pool” in New York Central Park in 1980. A system was used to create the piece: 1. There should be one right angle. 2. Each of the six boards should intersect the other 5 at some point. 3. Each intersection should be clearly cut so that no more than two boards intersect at one point. 4. The surfaces of the boards should be flush. It is a sculptural version of a painting technique developed in the early 1970’s, using a background of crosshatched colored lines, placed at specified angles, to create a variable density of surface much like fabric.

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