Plotter drawing ink on paper
23.5 x 23.5 in / 60 x 60 cm, each
In the Cubic Limit
work series, Manfred Mohr introduced the cube into his work as a fixed system with which signs are generated. In the first part of this work phase (1972-76), an alphabet of signs is created from the twelve lines of a cube. In some works, statistics and rotation are used in the algorithm to generate signs. In others, combinatorial, logical and additive operators generate the global and local structures of the images.
In this particular pair of drawings, a complete cube is the result of a summing two positions, an overlay of lines from each unit. The numbers below each position indicate the rotational angle in three-dimensional Cartesian space.