American, born 1943
untitled #6 1975
pen, ink, punched papers on graph paper
Collection Walker Art Center
Gift of the Peter Norton Family Foundation, 1993
When Howardena Pindell first began to make artworks using dots, she punched holes into paper, then painted through it to make a pattern. Using hundreds of paper dots saved from these other art projects, Pindell made untitled #6 by numbering and gluing dots onto four sheets of graph paper. She formed a pattern with many rows of small circles on the grid, but put the numbers in a mixed-up, random order. From a distance, you can see how the artist divided the work into light and dark sections.
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