Also made on the table saw: these plywood silhouette heads that slot together, and underneath them, a kind of semi-flexible geometric fabric (early tests for which hang on the wall). “I cut out 300 wood triangles that I painted different colors and glued onto fabric,” says Applebaum. “The fabric can move, but only in a specific way. I had read an article about how we perceive space in triangles; we have two eyes, and the point we’re looking at forms the triangle. You mentally map out your relationship to everything in triangles. I’m thinking about mapping out a room using this fabric, so it drapes over a bucket of paint and you can see a bump and tell something’s underneath, but it abstracts to the point where you can’t tell what.”
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Also made on the table saw: these plywood silhouette heads that slot together, and underneath them, a kind of semi-flexible geometric fabric (early tests for which hang on the wall). “I cut out 300 wood triangles that I painted different colors and glued onto fabric,” says Applebaum. “The fabric can move, but only in a specific way. I had read an article about how we perceive space in triangles; we have two eyes, and the point we’re looking at forms the triangle. You mentally map out your relationship to everything in triangles. I’m thinking about mapping out a room using this fabric, so it drapes over a bucket of paint and you can see a bump and tell something’s underneath, but it abstracts to the point where you can’t tell what.”