Interval Cubes

Interval Cubes
Acrylic on panels

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Download symbol (block) grid. (Adobe Illustrator)

12 cubes (6x6x2) for each interval in the chromatic scale using only black, white and red. Can be displayed on a shelf, or hung on a wall. Each cube is currently prepared for shelf display with felt on the back edges to prevent cubes from scraping. The cubes can also be tiled together in different ways like building blocks to teach chords and intervals.

A very unique work done in the style of Josef Albers or Alexander Calder.

Work is fully documented on its own website for information and archival purposes.

Cube 1. Unison
Cube 2. Minor Second
Cube 3. Major Second
Cube 4. Minor Third
Cube 5. Major Third
Cube 6. Perfect Fourth
Cube 7. Diminished Fifth
Cube 8. Perfect Fifth
Cube 9. Minor Sixth
Cube 10. Major Sixth
Cube 11. Minor Seventh
Cube 12. Major Seventh

A symbol grid in Adobe Illustrator [Download .ai file]

Drag symbols (blocks) and rearrange/rotate to form "chords" or simply to form visual patterns.

Chords and guitar tunings:

As Semaphores:


Original sketches/conceptualization done in 2004 in my diary. Sometimes the incubation period for an idea can take many years.


It was only until recently as I was reading The Kingdom of Characters, did I discover Du Dingyou's eight pictographic shapes, which has a strong resemblance to the cubes. I also recall an Ellsworth Kelly anecdote about someone from Jordan saying that one of his minimalist works meant something in Arabic. 

#2013 #geometric #minimalism #red


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