Sol Lewitt Case Study
Sol Lewitt's Wall Drawing #260 consists of a set of squares that hold all two-part combinations of white arcs from corners and sides, and white straight, non-straight, and broken lines. Following his instructions, squares within the set are chosen and placed in random orientations to fill a grid at the desired scale creating one combination out of an infinte number of possible results. To further the case study, the original result and its transformation are lofted to suggest infinite three-dimensional possibilities.
Wall drawings arise from sets of diagrams and instructions for installation and are drawn directly on the wall using graphite, crayon, colored pencil, paint, and other materials. Although usually carried out by artists or trained assistants, theoretically, anyone can apply these wall drawings using his specified geometries. Lewitt’s guidelines are disciplined, but not strict regarding the final product, allowing the installer to make choices within the rules that vary the end result. Thus, wall drawings are defined by a system and process of creation.