Incomplete Open Clocks

Sol LeWitt’s conceptual, instruction-based work was fundamental to the dematerialization of art in the 1960s. In his practice, instructions executed by teams of sculptors and draftspeople questioned the role of the artist in making art. LeWitt’s Incomplete Open Cubes documented the 122 ways to construct an incomplete cube with connected edges. Incomplete Open Clocks is a series representing the 262,080,000 possible combinations of these 122 open cubes, adding a dimension to LeWitt’s original experiment and illuminating a possible future of familial but unique manufactured objects.
I used Processing to create a procedural SVG generator, iterating through the 262,080,000 possible combinations of incomplete cubes. Future work involves incorporating these vectors with a well-considered manufacturing process to create a non-repeating series of physical objects.