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Mountainside Matrix

CATALOG NO. 321-2010
Mountainside Matrix


8" x 11-1/4" x 1-3/4" closed;
8" x 11-1/4" x16" open
Edition of 8

72 paper panels -
seven colors, printed double-sided (reduction linocut)
cut with scroll saw
mounted on dyed tyvek 6” x 12” accordion matrix
in case bound in dyed tyvek printed with single-color linocut front, back, and sides.
closed matrix collapses flat into case
open matrix extends to 15”

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Permanent Collection - St. Lawrence University, Owen D. Young Library, Canton, NY - King St. Stephen Museum, Szekesfehervar, Hungary - George Mason University

“Mountainside Matrix” is a book structure representing the natural complexity of a mountainside forest in autumn.

The basic structure is made up of six, 12-panel parallel accordions tied together at each end and spaced apart to allow for collapsing to a flat form. Additional tie points are added in 20 places to allow for uniform movement when collapsing and extending. Magnetic catches secure the structure in the open and closed positions.

Mountainside Matrix open and closed

Mountainside Matrix Detail

Mountainside Matrix Detail

Mountainside Matrix case closed