art and games

i was invited by a friend to submit a piece to a themed gallery show taking place in november. this is the initial sketch. it combines an egyptian game called 'tab' which is, in part, a seeming divergent ancestor of backgammon, and an essay by alice aycock on cities from Zone 1/2 printed by MIT press way back when D-con was the architecture byword. when finished i am hoping this piece will have several palimpsest layers and be a functional game with symbolic overlays. will post additional sketches as it develops. click on the image for a larger version of the sketch

1 comment:

Chris said...

This sounds really interesting, Todd. Definitely keep us updated!

And invite us all to dinner sometime--your pictures are mouth-watering! ( :