Photo Credit: Marilyn Rathbone
'Equivalent IX' consists of nine sets of nine counters, each set a different colour. Laid out in different configurations, its mass remains the same. It is an homage, and at a tangent, to Carl André's 'Equivalent VIII'. André's work champions bricks (a material with which he was familiar, his grandfather was a bricklayer) mine celebrates buttons.
The material (shirtwaist buttons) not only forms the starting point for the construction but also sets its parameters.
Instructions:Lay the coloured counters out at a tangent to one another to form different shapes and patterns.
10cm x 11.1cm x 11.3cm (box closed)
brass curtain rings, hand-dyed silk thread, information booklet, hand-made box