"The Shapes Project" (2005/06)

"The Shapes Project," 2005/06
Framed laserprints on acid-free bond, 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches each, each unique
Installation view at Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York
Photo by Lamay Photo
© Allan McCollum
Courtesy the artist

"The Shapes Project (2005/06) is the first computer project that I’ve done. It’s all done with Adobe Illustrator, and I learned only the things I needed to know to do it. I don’t know how to program or create any kind of database that generates anything. What I do is very simple, like what I’ve been doing in combinatorial projects for twenty-five years or even longer."

-Allan McCollum