CATALOG NO. B41 2011
Jasper's 72 Triangles

Jasper's 72 Triangles

Book unfolded

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.

Also see Jasper's 72 Triangles - Artist Book Edition


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 folding diagram is provided as an aid to returning the book to its correct folded state to fit into its acrylic box.

Jasper's 72 Triangles

Book in acrylic box

Jasper's 72 Triangles

Possible arrangement

Jasper's 72 Triangles

Possible arrangement

Jasper's 72 Triangles

Possible arrangement