100 RESTLESS CUBES

ONE HUNDRED FREEHAND DRAWINGS (EACH 10 CM X 10 CM) 
PEN AND BLACK INK ON PAPER

100 X 100 CM

© REZA ALIABADI (RZLBD)
2012, Toronto, Canada
The classical author who wrote his tragedy observing a certain number of known rules  is freer than the poet who writes down whatever comes into his head and is slave to other rules of which he knows nothing. _ Italo Calvino

I submitted myself to the space-making exercise of drawing a different isometric cube every night, for 100 consecutive days. In accordance with this spatial vision, subtraction was the only allowed operation in order to create variation. This predetermined set of rules led to a playful exploration of a new territory shaped through the repetition of a process. The use and reuse of this same grammar generated a series of comparable objects that is bigger than a mere collection of hollowed cubes.

Despite the fact that it is essentially an abstract exercise not meant to produce architecture, it is definitely possible to discern real-life spatial and figurative qualities in some iterations. But more importantly, by presenting all of them in the same way in a ten by ten matrix, we lose trace of their individual characteristics and begin to see them differently. They permeate each other and we assist to the creation of a family of infinite variations. _RZLBD
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