I like looking for particular sorts of beauty, and earlier this month stumbled across the work of a Montreal artist whose projects explored certain conceptual relationships between light and sound. His Frequencies in particular captivated me, so much so that I ended up buying a CD of the sound fragments used in generating the piece.
The CD was a limited edition, as each one came with one of the 100 laser-cut panels used in the original work; given the age of the work I was surprised and delighted that there were any of the original 100 remaining.
Fast forward two weeks and I mention the piece to another artist at a gallery opening I’m at in Los Angeles. “By Nicolas something? You’re kidding. I have one of those panels too.”
The world is as small as it is magical; art sends a powerful signal; abstraction can lead to the most charmingly sweet particularities.