Black Page 3

Description of work

'Using Tristram Shandy and the King James Bible because both can be taken to offer a sense of totality. The page starts with the beginning of each text and ends with their last lines. Each line adds another copy of the texts until the midpoint is reached, when a line of text is subtracted from each subsequent line on the page. Theoretically the whole of each text is present. In an analogous sense the page contains everything that has happened and can happen. In this sense the black represents the accumulation of all thought and activity that fills the white void of the blank page.'