Robert Krawczyk

Professor of Architecture and Associate Dean
College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, Illinois, USA
These pieces were inspired by the wall drawings of Sol LeWitt and the findings of Father Sebastien Truchet (1657-1729). In 1704, Truchet considered all possible patterns formed by the tiling of right triangles oriented at the four corners of a square. Each tile was identical but could be placed rotated and tiled to form interesting random non-repeating patterns. Since every edge is connected to every other edge, paths are generated. LeWitt on his wall drawings used drawn arcs producing similar patterns. LeWitt instructed his crew to draw the arc in any orientation they wanted. The viewer then finds the paths. The ones included here randomly use two different tiles. Usually these patterns are rendered black and white, these are not.

More Paths 06_0313_2
50 x 50 x 4 cm
framed canvas print
2015
More Paths 06_0913_1
50 x 50 x 4 cm
framed canvas print
2015