The Wedge

do ut do 2014 Design for Hospice

Description

The Wedge by Daniel Libeskind, a sculpture designed for the do ut do Hospice exhibition, is a representation of the metaphysics of space. It poses the question: is space tangible if infinite, or a finite dream? Through the disjuncture between positive and negative spaces, The Wedge is an homage to the tradition of Italian sculpture which challenges the weight and solidity of marble with the malleability of pure Form. The cube out of which the wedge is cut could be seen as the Euclidean, whereas the wedge itself is the Modern. As Frank Lloyd Wright said, the wedge is the strongest form in architecture.