ODDMENT: ALGERIAN EYE
51% light transmission white acrylic sheet with spray paint, paper bag, 8/4 cotton carpet warp yarn, woven cord, worsted cotton yarn, fencing staple.
15" x 11" x 0.5" unframed
During COVID-19 closures, with no access to the maker space where I use a laser cutter, I began working the acrylic sheet with hand tools and using materials left over from previous projects. I made a few pieces that combine acrylic sheet scraps with paper gift bags. These small pieces still depend on numerical values to determine their formal structure, placement of line, shape, and color relationships. Oddment: Algerian eye was inspired by the pattern on this silver and white bag. It utilizes three traditional stitches: Algerian eye, straight stitch, and French knot. Formal decisions are based on 218264858, a sequence from pi.