site-specific work   >   Inclination Inspection Drawing

2010; ink on paper; 5.5 x 780 inches (13.97 x 1981.2 cm).

At the Drawing Center, New York, I created a 65-foot-long piece to draw attention to a normally unnoticed aspect of the space: the sloping floor’s deviation from a level plane. My drawing filled the area of discrepancy — a very long and slender triangle — and referred to the natural forces and movements that cause built structures to shift. The height of the drawing began on the right end at 1/4-inch and grew to 5-1/2-inches on the left end. As installed in the gallery, the piece subtly affected one’s perception of the space. After a 2012 renovation, the new gallery floor is no longer sloped.

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Inclination Inspection Drawing (panorama of right, middle, and left walls)

Inclination Inspection Drawing (view of right-hand and middle walls)

Inclination Inspection Drawing (view of middle and left-hand walls)

Inclination Inspection Drawing (detail of middle wall)

Inclination Inspection Drawing (detail)