Paul Hertz: Deadpan, or The Holy Toast

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    Deadpan, or The Holy Toast

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Artist Statement:

    This work fills in a mathematical idea with evocative images and text. 17 topologically unique divisions of square become bites out of a piece of toasted bread; the number 17 recurs as 17 phanar symmetries of a spiral motif on cloth. The cloth might recall waves on an ocean, or trade across oceans. The toast floats over the cloth, while on the toast silhouettes of islands filled with text suggest a linkage of colonization to consumption of information.