Thing One on Pixel Box Blue brings together major themes from the artist's work. It combines a Pixel Box that displays a sequence of monochrome color modulations with a charcoal-grey irregular rhombus. The slightly translucent white material of the cube stands in stark contrast to the opaque dark grey MDF object. The artist programmed the Pixel Box to cycle through the standard color spectrum but since its red and green bulbs have been replaced with blue ones, all it can produce are varying shades of blue. The light sequence encourages the viewer to look for an underlying rhythm in the box's illumination. The rhombic shape on its top derives from Bulloch's engagement with convex polyhedra, so-called Platonic forms, and provokes a different kind of sustained attention from the spectator, namely, attempting to find an underlying logic to the shape. In comparison with the regular forms of the cube, the irregularity of the rhombus seems to acquire an expressive quality. Like unlikely siblings, Pixel Box and rhombus appear to be engaged in a dialogue, an impression perhaps evoked by the shared ancestry in classical geometry that paradoxically is emphasized by their differences in material, shape and color.
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