The Meeting At Infinity 2009 hemlock 87 x 37 x 25 inches (221 x 94 x 64 cm) $15,000
The All Is Number series of geometric sculptures
has spawned another member, The Meeting At Infinity. It is a cousin (twice removed)
of all the square cross-section sculptures. The identical modular unit pieces
were cut from leftovers too thin to use for the earlier sculptures in the series. The sculpture's name
derives from the familiar expression that (at least in some non-Euclidian geometries) "parallel lines meet at infinity."
This piece is made from 1252 copies of a single unit shape, all oriented in one of two directions, that in aggregate
have edges, surfaces, and bounded spaces all tending off to meet in seven different directions.
With more than a nod to Douglas Adam's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe,
this is The Meeting At Infinity that all those parallel things are going