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Five Experiments

David Fischer's avatar David Fischer

The piece "Five Experiments" explores the human ability to find figures within a ground. In "Five Experiments", “figure” is distinguished from the “ground” by an almost imperceptible change in the depth and lighting between inner and outer glass panels. The work alludes to what is typically perceived of as the “chaos” of nature—namely, the tangled brush that fills much of the free space in many natural settings—via a variety of clear or colored patterns, somewhat hidden from view. Through the subversion of figure and ground, and the interplay of human-made materials and organic patterns, the work seeks to awaken the lower visual “figure-ground” foundation that is common to all. For more information, see -- http://www.dexterglass.com/pdfs/5_experiments_b.pdf

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1
  • Medium: Fused and slumped glass
  • Width: 7
  • Year created: 2011
  • Height: 2