more mark making
on my walls. the second sol lewitt piece is “wall drawing131” 1972 “straight lines of random length and direction, each drawn from the end of a previous line. they may cross.” drawn in black pencil. first installed at the rochester museum.
so you begin at a point…
and move across the wall. then move back and forth across the wall filling the drawing in until it reaches a density that feels right. unlike the first piece we installed, this piece gives a lot of latitude to the installer. and at the hands of each of the trained artists who make lewitt’s work, the piece will take on a different character.
even i made a few lines:
from a distance, the finished piece looks like this:
up close, it looks like this:
i love the way the piece isn’t visible when you first enter the gallery. then it reveals itself. once you become aware of it, the piece is monumental.