Oil, metal leaf, on wood, aluminum, canvas over shaped panel
30 x 26 x 3.5 inches
The picture plane, structured with triangles, is irregularly divided into halves of black and white with a raised central yellow vertical bar running down the middle. This yellow bar casts a sort of illusory transparent “shadow” and connects to a similar silver bar that twists behind it and likewise actually extends out from the picture plane but to the side. The two combined create a kind of twisted pretzel shape. In this case the “shadow” illusion (the virtual) and the yellow bar (actual) hold the painting together suggesting a mixed reality that necessitates the infinite questioning/wondering of the illogical and logical that intertwine to make this world.
All images copyright LUCY MAKI.