Gabriel Kohn’s “Wood,” Dunkirk 1955-56

Wood actually shaped and cut with file and saw glued and varished not without a certain grace the grace of curves conjoined to planes & curving planes crossed at the end— a third perpendicularly in another dimension along parallel lines joined definitely joined to the curve in the lamination of circumstance. In the lamination of circumstance one tends to regard only the actual fact that the wood moves  in its beauty and beauty is another word for the way it moves.


drawing by Tom Sharp

3 kinds of crossing here: (a) perpendicular, opposed (b) askance, unrelated (c) concurrent, most joined 4 kinds of straight lines: (A) straight edge of flat surface (B) straight flat surface (C) straight curved surface 2 kinds of curve: (I) two dimensional (II) 3 dimensional

9 October 1975