"Drawings Templates and written protocols" (1988)

"Drawings Templates and written protocols," 1988
Photo by Eric Baum
© Allan McCollum
Courtesy the artist

"What I like about artists in general—and about the artists that I like in particular—is that they have an idea and then see it through. I mean really see it through. They don’t stop and just sort of do it halfway." -Allan McCollum The Drawings were created from variations of curves and lines, combined in various ways and used to produce hundreds of different plastic templates that can be paired in thousands of different ways. The system of templates is expandable to produce billions of unique Drawings, and a simple numerical system was devised to ensure that no two Drawings will ever be alike....

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"What I like about artists in general—and about the artists that I like in particular—is that they have an idea and then see it through. I mean really see it through. They don’t stop and just sort of do it halfway."

-Allan McCollum

The Drawings were created from variations of curves and lines, combined in various ways and used to produce hundreds of different plastic templates that can be paired in thousands of different ways. The system of templates is expandable to produce billions of unique Drawings, and a simple numerical system was devised to ensure that no two Drawings will ever be alike.

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