This grid is constructed from 429 panels in 11 rows and 19 columns. Thinking about a medical lab, specifically glass tiles and blood samples, I settled on two colors, white and red. The white is really a translucent colorless resin and the red is expressed in multiple shades of red. The two colors are alternated to articulate the digits, for example, the sequence 31415 looks like: 3 red, 1 white, 4 red, 1 white, 5 red. A second pass over the grid articulates the same digits with the 5”x5” wall-parallel panels, alternating floating and recessed, so that 3 panels float, 1 is recessed, 4 float, 1 is recessed, 5 float, and so on. The small panels are joined together to form 4 somewhat equally sized vertical sections.
Documentation from Art Loop Open, a 2010 group exhibition at Block 37, a Chicago shopping mall.