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Art In The Office: John O' Connor

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Tuesday June 07, 2011
POSTED BY: Alyssa Reeder, Marketing Department

Sitting right outside Mark Pollack's office, is a 'Large Work' by John O' Connor called Dr. Atkins Code of Independence. O' Connor has said about this piece (graphite and colored pencil on paper), " I became inspired to make this drawing while looking at the ancient Egyptian grid systems employed to represent social hierarchy via a pharaoh's idealism. The system I invented to generate the colors of the grid was based on the size of the language used in various texts - the lengths of words, sentences and paragraphs. It became an indecipherable code." Both the pixilated color and the grid base, Mark Pollack has pointed out, have similar attributes to that of woven fabric.The text mentioned along the perimeter of the grid, include phrases such as: "How to succeed in love" -- "How to build a time machine" -- "Why people believe weird things." To check out more of his work, go to his website. And be sure to check back here at our Insight Blog for more exclusives on the art around our office!

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