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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

inspiration: Sol Lewitt

We did an overnight trip to MassMOCA in North Adams, MA, a few weeks ago, and I fell completely, COMPLETELY in love with Sol Lewitt. I sort of vaguely remember seeing a few of his pieces at the Art Institute of Chicago as a kid, but it was neat to see such a huge retrospective.

Posting some photos here as textile inspiration for down the road (not sure for what yet) -- mostly so I can find them without having to dig for them.











I died laughing at his sometimes very specific and sometimes not very specific instructions -- some of them incorporated into the drawings.


"The twelfth point is located as far as I can reach toward the center of the wall with my right hand while holding my left index finger at a point halfway between the upper left corner and a point halfway between the midpoint of the left side and a point halfway between the center of the wall and the upper left corner and a point halfway between the center of the wall and the midpoint of the left side."

Some of the forms reminded me a lot of Alabama Chanin. Even my husband said, "That looks like the Alabama stuff you're always working on." I wonder if Natalie would have liked it.

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