Landon Jones

One of the major aspects of my work lies in the idea of structure, specifically, the innate sense of structure that is achieved through repetition. The concept of structure is interesting to me because even though it might not be immediately or easily seen, it has an ability to be easily understood. The act of repeating elements or movements enforces and aids in the understanding of the work by providing not only the evidence for each of the parts that make up the entire piece, but also, the evidence of time taken to arrive at the piece. The understanding or comprehension of structure is funny to me in that there is almost an undeniability of what it is that is being seen; it is what it is. The concrete, matter-of-fact, quality of the work is further embellished by the use of a decimal system in the titles that are assigned to each piece. This decimal system indicates what dimension the work operates in, the number of materials used to make it, how many moves or operations were used, and, when applicable, what version that the piece is. My recent explorations of structure have been through the use of diagrams and charts. This interest in diagrams and charts has its origin from communications patents and mathematical proofs. These caught my interest because their function is to describe the components and outcomes of nonphysical, invisible structures in a concrete, visualized form. Information that is arranged and organized in certain ways can also produce a sense of structure that not only comes from the infrastructure that contains the elements, but the bits of information themselves in relation to each other can produce structure through patterns and empirical effects. A consequence of utilizing a less material approach for repetition to become structure is that the resulting structure has become harder to see and comprehend. This has become the current goal for my work to achieve; using immaterial, sequential elements to create a visible and understandable sense of structure.

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