30 Gridz Series


The 30 gridz in the series were drawn in a relatively short period of time.  The most time consuming part of the project was actually analyzing the gridz and writing about them because exploring the source of each grid was imperative in this project (see Introducing Gridz for concept background information).

Even though all 30 gridz follow the same guidelines and limitations, they were created with different approaches. The series can be divided in two phases: the experimental (1~14), and the intentional (15~30).



Grid-30 is the final piece in the series. The piece combines three-dimensional elements and positioning of objects to suggest motion and create a scenario with a marked trajectory behind it.  The connected fence-like shapes along the border of the grid mark the boundary of the piece.  However, there are two squares along the crossing sections of the fence-like structure that gravitate towards the middle.



Grid-29 was inspired by genetics--more specifically cloning.  While genetics covers a wide spectrum of practices, cloning is one of the more popular and controversial ones.  Whether it is for its highly marketable concept and its suitability for Hollywood sci-fi flicks, or its controversial history and media coverage dating back to Dolly the sheep (the first reported mammal to be cloned), cloning was the first thing that came to mind when thinking about genetics.



Grid-28 was inspired by the Aztec number system and time.  The composition is generally divided into four quadrants and the dividing strips meet towards the middle in a swirl-like arrangement that suggest cock-wise rotation--all of these details are similar to those of a clock. The 2nd and 4th quadrants are filled with horizontal strips that gradually become shorter as they approach the corners, suggesting a gradual progression such as that of a timer.  The rest of the quadrants contain rectangles and squares arranged in a similar fashion to the Aztec number system.  The 1st quadrant has the lesser value, while the 3rd quadrant has a greater value--suggesting incremental growth.


Subscribe to RSS - gallery