Codex: pi 1021

Submitted by Yvette Kaiser Smith

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Project

Client: Hyde Park Art Center

Location: Chicago, United States

Completion date: 15/07/2016

Project Team

Artist

Yvette Kaiser Smith

Other

Hyde Park Art Center

Overview

Codex: pi 1021 was created specifically for a group exhibition, based on an existing smaller scale, less conceptually focused project. I had half of a wall with approximately 8 by 12 feet to work with.

Goals

This piece had two very specific works on either side. It had to consider its neighbors and its neighbors' lighting, yet make a bold statement.

Process

The curator wanted me to fill a space approximately 8 feet high and 12 feet across but did not want the overall shape to mimic the height to width ratio of individual tablets. He also wanted me to keep complexity but streamline or focus the internal pattern and logic. Final group ended up 92.5" tall and 134.5" across with 48 panels, each 11.5” x 17.5”, hung 2” apart.