Double or Nothing

2008

Ten years ago I was working on a series of pen and ink drawings, attempting to carve out space on a two- dimensional surface and play with the idea of multiple perspectives. One of these drawings became the precursor to ‘Double or Nothing’ . It sat in a flat file for several years reminding me occasionally of its desire to be nudged toward three dimensions—eventually resulting in another drawing ; Double or Nothing ink on graphite transfer paper,
which led to an edition of 6 three-dimensional (or in my case ‘quasi” three -dimensional) metal structures in different finishes.

The surface of the nickel plating (in both black and bright polished nickel) and the white powder-coated version provide a similar mysterious resonance to other materials I’ve used. The material object acts as a closed path circling in on itself at the same time the shadow is allowing it to escape and expand into 3 dimensions.

The title in general refers to the concepts of choice and chance and how the two are inextricably linked.

Double or Nothing, 2008 
Ink on graphite paper
24.5" x 21.25"

Double or Nothing (nickel plate), 2008 
Cut steel with nickel plate
27" x 25" x 1.75"
Variable edition of 6

Double or Nothing (black nickel plate), 2008 
Cut steel with black nickel plate
27" x 25" x 1.75"
Variable edition of 6

Double or Nothing (white), 2008 
Cut steel powder-coated white
27" x 25" x 1.75"
Variable edition of 6

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