Book unfolded and folded to fit in case
Specifications Edition of 40
Size Closed: 7-1/2" x 8-1/2" x 1/2" in case opens to 22" x 25-1/2" fully unfolded
Reduction linocut print with metal pigments on paper mounted on Tyvek with Mylar case
Copies are in private collections
Permanent collections - Oberlin College Fine Arts Library; Otis College of Art and Design, Library, Artist Book Collection; George Mason University; Denver Public Library, Douglas Fine Print Collection; SUNY Weschester, Artist Book Collection; Macalester College, DeWitt Wallace Library, Special Collections; SCAD Atlanta; Kenyon College, Scripps College, Denison Library, Special Collections
Jasper's 72 Triangles is an artist book 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 Mylar case.