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Repetition & Reduction

United States

Size: 20 H x 30 W x 0.1 in

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Art Description

Drawing: Ink on Paper.

Phases. Of the moon, or life, or relationships–waxing and waning. An abstract eclipse. Thirteen circles, each successively smaller in size, move across the paper in phases.

Each plot progressively smaller in diameter and moving in like increments across the page. Each line plot composed of sixty-three loops at the outer edge. Each loop represents one circumnavigation of the inner drawing wheel going round the interior of the outer wheel, 819 revolutions. Pin holes in the paper show where I moved my drawing wheel incrementally for each figure to be drawn.

Mary Wagner, "Repetition & Reduction", 20 x 30 inches, pigment ink on Stonehenge 100% cotton paper, signed in pencil.

Drawings is interleaved with acid-free glassine, rolled on a tube, wrapped in packing and inside of a corrugated box or another tube for shipping.

I make machines to help me make drawings… gears moving inside gears help guide my pen to draw the fluid curving lines of my drawings. Complex and intricate art ranging from simplistic modern minimalism to chaotic abstract expressions of some other kind of abstraction. Math is pervasive throughout my work, omnipresent, though also very beside the point. My pen maps the motion of a mechanical matrix. Equations could perform a similar task... thus my pet name for my art, Parametric Drawing.

Keywords: Phases, Repetition, Circular Logic, Symmetry, Black And White , Line Drawing, Black Circles, Generative Art, Ink Drawing, Geometric, Math, Minimal

Subjects: Abstract

Styles: Minimalism, Modern, Abstract, Conceptual, Pop Art

Mediums: Ink

Materials: Paper

Prints: Abstract Art Prints, Minimalism Art Prints, Modern Art Prints, Abstract Art Prints, Conceptual Art Prints, Pop Art Art Prints, Ink Art Prints, Paper Art Prints

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