Dorothea Rockburne A, C And D From Group/And 1970

  • Not on view

At the experimental Black Mountain College, Rockburne was introduced to mathematics by a professor who saw its principles as a defining force in nature. Mathematical ideas—from set theory to the golden section—have been among her tools ever since. Discussing her personal approach, Rockburne has said, "When I'm working well and am totally focused, I feel as though the work is making itself." This piece, meant to be site–specific, can be expanded or contracted through manipulation of the rolls of paper.

Gallery label from Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to Now, November 21, 2007-July 28, 2008.
Paper, chipboard, nails, and graphite
Overall dimensions variable, approximately 13' 10 1/2" x 21' 1/2" x 44 1/8" (422.8 x 641.3 x 112 cm)
Given anonymously
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© 2019 Dorothea Rockburne / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Painting and Sculpture

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