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LINK TO VIDEO of Three-Fold
Date: 2012 May
Image size: top 24�, bottom 15" x height 30�
Box size: top 25�, bottom 15.5" x height 33�
Light source: LEDs (325)
Control: analog "Quad-B" circuitry
Color-change accelerate buttons on side of the box.
The three adjacent shapes in Three-Fold have color gamuts that are
programmed to emphasize associative combinations. For example, a
parallelogram leaning one way or the other is revealed when two adjacent
areas have similar colors.
The piece has two independent color programs. Approximately every
thirty minutes the circuitry fades from one color program to the other.
Each program is built on three slow oscillators. A user can alter the flow
of color-change by pressing a button on the side of the box (one for each
color program), momentarily speeding up two of the oscillators.
Three-Fold is not a show. Like a painting it is designed to be lived with. With its exceedingly slow rate of color-change,
a person can be in the same room and not watch it continually; it can be �visited�, and it is always refreshed.
Typical color-change sequence: