While the front is concealed by the spanned canvas, the back reveals a finely chiseled diagrammatic drawing. The granite surface is reminiscent of blackboards and their both temporary and universal function, whereby the blackboard – not only since Beuys – stands for potential world designs, as well as a notation surface for energy flows and constructs. The drawings on the two sides of the granite panel are to be understood in a similarly universal sense; they are based on sheets from Mullican’s extensive fund of handwritten notes and were realized in sandblasting technique. The somewhat coarser feel of the rubbing expands Mullican’s formal and thematic spectrum to include the relationship between image and support, drawing and writing, concealment and visualization, visual and tactile perception.
Granite plate with reliefs
Inside stretcher frame with frottage
Oil stick on canvas
29,7 x 21 x 2 cm
In custom made wooden box
Signed and numbered certificate
Edition of 8