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24 segments 


24 fluorescent light tubes, each 2 feet long, arranged in a grid

Selected Group Exhbition
6th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, Stanford Art Gallery, Stanford, CA

“24 segments” is a dynamic light installation, inspired inspired by the fluorescent aesthetic of Dan Flavin and Bruce Nauman, and the conceptual exploration of form in Sol LeWitt’s Incomplete Open Cubes (1974/1982). At any given time, a tube is either on or off, hence there are 224 = 16,777,216 different possible patterns. The installation constantly changes patterns, never displaying the same pattern twice. Why are some patterns more meaningful to us than others? What exactly makes a pattern meaningful? What meanings lie in the millions of "meaningless" patterns?

In this work, I set out to meditate on the infinite possibilities of the subjective perspective and how we as humans navigate the paper-thin slice in which we find ourselves.