Blue Wall Drawing
3rd August – 1st September 2007
Anna Schwartz Gallery
Blue Wall Drawing #1 is to be drawn by its owner directly onto the wall using the instruction book. It can be made by anyone on any wall. As with my previous works, this drawing changes in size according to the size of the wall however unlike those works the overall shape of the drawing also alters, it sits horizontally on the wall and expands and contracts according to its length.
The drawing will manifest differently each time it is produced because the instructions require that the makers of the work guess rather than measure the location of points crucial to the final result which will always be visibly unique. The process of making the drawing illustrates asymmetrical development. All objects are in reality differentiated and asymmetrical. These differences are often very small and hidden: in mass produced items the differences may be microscopic. With these drawings the intention is to make the differences large and visible, to give them a physical presence. The development of the drawing is analogous to the formation of crystalline structures. The differing outcomes occur for the reason that snowflakes are always unique: the nature of nature is such that a small shift within very tight parameters causes a unique outcome.
The instruction book guides the creation of an object, via a geometrical design, that embraces rather than hides the asymmetrical nature of things. The wall drawing illustrates the dynamics, the dance, that happens when the inherent asymmetry of objects meets the apparent symmetry of forces — a process of development common and essential to the formation of all things.
Kerrie Poliness, 2007