Specifications Unique book
9-1/2" x 11" x 2" in box, 26" x 30" fully unfolded. Cut paper and tyvek painted with metal pigments in oil medium. Acrylic box.
Jasper's 72 Triangles is a unique work inspired by the recent "Number" reliefs by Jasper Johns.
Starting with the concept of a single number in a discrete area, in this case a double-sided triangle, and then connecting 36 double-sided triangles together, the book-painting becomes dynamic by folding into many different configurations of triangles for display.
The work uses only the numbers of 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 and 0. Adding the displayed numbers together results in a sum that is a multiple of 12 or 36 or 72 in many of the possible triangle combinations.
A diagram is provided as an aid to fold and return the book to its correct folded state to fit into its acrylic box.
Book in acrylic box