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In the matter of the imaginary ….

IMAGINARY LINE TIPS SERRA’S CUBE 2015 (steel – maquette 2″X14″X7″ … projected size: 4’X19 1/2’X20′) photo – mbazura

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831 KENT Ave., Brooklyn, NY Interactive photo – mbazura 2005

THREE IMAGINARY HYPOTENI 2010 (steel – 10″X5″X1 1/2″)

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CONSTELLATION and a No. 2 Hook 1973 to 2015 (steel – members are 4 1/2″)

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The ‘point/dot’ structure has meaning in REFLEXION(S). A reflexion is an imaginary line between two points. And in a flash: here are the shapes of the Reflexive in one, two and three dimensions.

Reflexion means ‘to turn back” Eric Partridge says in his Etymology: ORIGINS.

Euclid, of course, allows A is A (a thing is itself) is the first axiom in his ELEMENTS.

Correctly, here we show REFLEXION to mean: of two parts: a THING and a KNOWING (itself).

The REFEXIVE is also known as the shortest or longest LINE and is ONE dimensional.

Give me the slightest bit of attention, and I can show you how WE arrived at that!.

In the chapter on METHOD, in his book: Metaphysics, Wilfrid von Liebnitz demonstration goes like this: ‘If A contains B and B contains C, then A contains C.’ and demonstrates: ‘Since A contains B and B already contains C, then A contains C … D, E, F….’

(Liebnitz was designing his “steel thinking machine.”) I was needing, a-point-in-space (which is a corner). So combining Euclid and Liebnitz.

I went to my FORGE then in Salem, Ontario, and made the thing: A = B =C is where ‘three lines meet.’

A = B = C is a POINT-IN-SPACE (steel: 6″X3″X2″)

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Since the REFLEXIVE (A is A) is a LINE then there ia a POINT at each end. The initial leap into this conversation was the Greenberg, Rosenberg, and Steinberg theory: FLAT IS FLAT. And from that, CUBE-on-the-face-of-the-CUBE:

DaVinci BLOCKS 1975 (individual cubes are 7/16″ square … there are 4 different shapes in this set of 72 blocks)

This GESTALT persues the meaning of the REFLEXIVE in a CUBIC expansion.

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If the intent of the modern manifest was to find a new (relevent) language, those DOTS and LINES in the 1925 Surealist Show took it off. They were REFLEXIVES. Here abstract TRANSITIVITY, takes on a PHYSICAL GEOMETRY. The structure of this event is metaphysical. It is a singular event concerning BEING. The Hupothesis says: a thing is itself means ‘a thing IS KNOWN as itself. So ‘subject and object’ cannot do without the other. This is an ABSOLUTE. Berkeley has already said this. ART (by persuit) will take this ‘specific-object where it will go.

Since TRANSITIVITY says ‘If A equals B and B equals C, then A equals C, then a more complete rendition will look like this.

A = B = C .

So Transitivity is “a point in space” which MEANS (Euclid) “Where 3 lines meet.”

Would he still say this point is “Imaginary?”

I think we can say that this POINT is both real and imaginary: if A, B, and C are REFLEXIVES then, (A is A) is One Dimension, and the Second Dimension (FLATNESS) is (A = B) = (B = A) is commutative and that when: A contains B and B contains C, then A contains C … we will have a Third Dimension.which is transitive. The transitive is active, mobile, not fixed.

Here: A-LINE-is-the-shortest-(or-longest)-distance-between-two-points. The shortest is instantaneous. The longest is … didn’t Gonzolas call it: “…drawing in space….”

1973 to 2014 (steel variable – 5″ to 15″)

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FLAT: AB = BA and the ‘…longest line…’ (steel – 5″x 5″ – 2014)

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CUBI – “hold this up!” 2014 (steel – 5″x 5″x5″)

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…and can we achieve a FOURTH DIMENSION in the NET?

1973 to 2014 (steel, brass – variable over all, each element is 3 1/4″ x 15/16″)

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GEOSPHERE that developed (and I sent a phot0 off to Buckminsterfuller) … ‘proof the axiom of transitivity is geodetic.’

METAPOLYCUBEOCTAHEDRON 1979 (diameter: 8″ -steel, bronze, and tin) Photo – mbazura 2008

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which means …

the language of sculpture must have something to do with: SAYING SOMETHING ABOUT ITSELF.

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STAR GAZING AT LOGICAL SPACE 2004 (steel – 7’x6’x20″to4′) Photo – mbazura 2013

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…when I brought my BlackSmithShop to NYC – 1978, then…. Photo – TOYO 1985

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TRANSITIVITY ENTERS THE HEAD at the RIVINGTON SCHOOL 1986 (steel – 4 1/2″x2″x2″)

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A FLURRY OF FORGINGS 1995 to 1998 (steel – each about 6″) Photo – Andre, Photoshop – mbazura – 2001

… are working through ‘what containment might look like.’

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I AM A REFLECTION OF MYSELF 1998 to 2015 (steel – 6″X4″X3″)

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