Labelling configuration 1 [Interim Display]

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For the Interim Display here are the titles, media, and description of my pieces.

  • (1) Fiber Sculpture 11 — viscose raffia and wool on canvas, 30.5 × 50.0 × 3.0 cm. An industrial strand mimics nature. A natural fiber strand is spun with industrial precision. Two materials woven together form a pair of distinct color fields. Physical tension, visual harmony.

  • (2) A Generative Bisection [#57492-23373] — Digital print, 30 × 50 cm. Two spaces, each exactly half the pictorial plane. Random, but controlled. Divided, but harmonious.

  • (3) Vibrating Boundaries — Digital print, 30 × 50 cm. Two pure colors pulse into the third space. An exploration of vibrating boundaries.

  • (4) Sequent 8 — Digital print, 61 × 59.5 cm. Threads that exist in a digital space, inspired by the interaction of their counterparts in the physical world.

  • (5) Fiber Sculpture 15 — viscose raffia and handspan fiber on canvas , 24.0 × 18.0 × 3.0 cm. Two fibers juxtaposed: one industrial, the other handspun. The intersection of color and matter, line and angle. A world of physical tension and equilibrium.

  • (6) Fiber Sculpture 17 — viscose raffia and handspan fiber on canvas, 24.0 × 18.0 × 3.0 cm. Two fibers, one industrial, the other handspun. An orthogonal configuration of physical and visual relativity.

  • (meta) Configuration 1, arrangement of three fiber sculptures with three digital prints, 100 × 200 cm. An exploration of hybridity, mimicry, and the third space.


While this post could be categorized as a journal entry, it is under practice. I consider each label for the pieces to be a piece of art in itself.

For the titles I have evolved a very explicit naming schema. The only issue is with Generative Bisection and Vibrating Boundaries as these describe the process, and not really the title.

For the descriptions there is a limit of 250 characters. This constraint allows a certain freedom as it removes the need to waffle. Conversely, the copy needs to be concise yet provide a lot of information. As always, it takes a great deal of time and effort to create copy within such boundaries.

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