Airport (High pigment lacquer on plywood inlay, 62cm x 62cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)
- This painting shows how to ‘construct’ an irregular heptagon on the basis of the ‘Golden Rectangle’. Even if this is an irregular 7 sided polygon(irregular heptagon) there is an intrinsic feeling of harmony and balance that can only be explained by the continuous use of the ‘Golden Ratio’. Every corner and every intersection of each line can be endlessly connected to another corner, intersection or line, the grid getting smaller or larger but maintaining total congruency.
-If you look at it long enough the 'lines' jump out at you in 3D. Also all the spaces move and shift uncontrollably!
I could have painted many more 'lines' but I chose to keep it at a minimum so that the viewer could get involved.
I called it 'Airport' because of the 'cold' feeling it emits (due to the pure mathematical layout)and the 'fleeting' and continuous movement of people during the temporary use of public space.