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 -
George Mason University
Baylor University Crouch Library, Artist Book Collection
Scripps College Denison Library, Special Collections
Oberlin College Fine Arts Library
Denver Public Library Douglas Fine Print Collection
Otis College of Art and Design Artist Book Collection
Macalester College Library, Special Collections
SUNY Weschester Artist Book Collection
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.