Lygia Pape

Brazilian artist Lygia Pape’s (b. 1927, d. 2004) iconic sculpture: Livro do Tempo I (Book of Time I), 1961, is composed of 365 unique geometric tiles, each representing an unassigned day in the calendar year. Each tile begins as an identically sized slab of wood which is then cut, rearranged, reattached, and painted in primary colors. Although all elements of the sculpture are created with the same fundamental material, each tile is embedded with its own sense of individuality. Unbound, the “book” is installed on a single wall, echoing the effect of a mosaic, while upon closer examination each of these hand-crafted blocks reveals the intricate process of its making.

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    • Livro do Tempo I </i> (Book of Time I)
      Lygia Pape
      Livro do Tempo I (Book of Time I), 1961
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