Title: Querelle Du Sable Et De La Terre Au-delà D’un Certain Point (Quarrel Of Sand And Earth Beyond A Certain Point)
Artist(s): Jean Pierre Hébert
Date Created: 2003
Framed Dimensions: 60 x 42.75 in.
Unframed Dimensions: 54 x 37 in.
Medium: inkjet print on Torinoko paper
Inventory ID: Hebert-2003-01
signed and dated lower right in graphite
excerpt from the artist regarding this work:
“This drawing shows one of the many “happy accidents” that can happen when undertaking the challenge of a drawing of this size, complexity, density, with two layers, on a pen plotter.
The process of rendering such a large, dense drawing on a pen plotter is slow, long and creates a huge stress on the paper itself. In this particular case, the edges of the paper became distressed and distorted from the pressure applied by the wheels of the plotter, and it started tearing. As the second layer (ochre) was being drawn, the sheet, not being held firmly in place anymore, moved gradually.Hence the shift (décalage) between the 2 layers and its unexpected result.
“Au-delà d’un certain point” (past a certain point)… when pushed to the limits…. or…. when chance plays its part!”