The inspiration for Rhythm Shelf came from looking at an untidy bookshelf. Ironically, by sketching a series of vertical lines on a sheet of paper mirroring the disorder, a certain rhythm started to emerge for Cocksedge. Extrapolating on the theme, he created a 3.6 meter Rhythm bookshelf that holds everything from the largest volumes to a poem on a single piece of paper. With 68 dividers, the long range and unexpected variance compels the viewer like waves rippling off a vibrating wire.
Commissioned by Friedman Benda Gallery
Photography: Mark Cocksedge