Everything is only a Trick (Free-standing plywood construction with titanium white oil wash, 75cm x 63cm x 14.6cm, Dirk Marwig 2015)
Here’s the ‘Trick’ : This object is perfectly balanced from the inside and that’s why it stands on any hard and level surface the way you see it in the photo. It won’t fall unless you push it. -If you look at it long enough(squinting) it even looks “embossed”! “Everything is only a Trick” carries the ‘Golden Section’ as it’s DNA. I was asked by more than one person: Did you cut all pieces by hand? -My answer was: I cut everything by hand with a variable speed jig saw. Precision is my ‘weapon’. I always use basic tools that anyone would have in their studio/workshop. This piece had zero ‘waste’, meaning I made no mistakes and didn’t have to recut shapes – this rarely happens! Yes. No Mystery. Does this fact make it less?