Joan Truckenbrod: Construction E5

 
  • ©1975, Joan Truckenbrod

Artist(s):


Title:


    Construction E5

Exhibition:


Creation Year:


    1975

Medium:


    Plotter drawing

Size:


    10" x 10"

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Artist Statement:


    In my early work, I created a sense of presence of invisible forces in nature. For me, these forces in nature are metaphors for the interpersonal dynamics between people. I created algorithmic images, using mathematical descriptions of phenomena such as light reflecting off of irregular surfaces, that embodied these dynamic forces. In these drawings, environmental phenomena that we sense, like the wind, were visualized and given a physical presence. Algorithmic patterns were also created on fabric using heat-transfer xerography. This mapping of environmental behaviors onto cloth propelled this algorithmic representation back into the natural world.