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Mike Dax Iacovone

Mike Dax Iacovone

Statement

I created series of drawings in the Bonneville Salt Flats in Western Utah this past summer based on Euclidian Geometry. These drawings were created by using a garden tiller to break through the 1/2 inch crust of salt, to draw large diagrams that explore the relationships of shapes.  
http://www.mikedax.com/#/euclidian-geometry/

The second piece shown was created in July in the Nevada desert. Rt.50, also know as Lincoln's Highway, was the first coast to coast road, and in Nevada they call it America's Loneliest Highway.  I drove through there last year and in the wide open spaces, people would stop and spell out their names or a short message by arranging rocks to make letters. Driving by you can't help but read these things because there's nothing else there but wide open space. So I thought about it and decided that something more interesting could be written there, so I flew back and spent five days writing the Preamble to the Constitution in rocks so people could read it while they drove by. There are 290 letters, each five feet high, and the piece is about a half a mile long.  

http://www.mikedax.com/#/we-the-people/

Bio

Michael Dax Iacovone is an artist based in Washington DC. He teaches high school computer graphics as well as studio art classes to undergrads and grad students at The Corcoran, George Washington University, and MICA.  He has also done some freelance art writing for Sculpture Magazine and BmoreArt.  Iacovone has an undergrad degree in Art Education and Photography from SUNY New Paltz, an MFA in Photography and Digital Media from VCU, and another MFA in Studio Art from MICA. The last eight years his work has focused on open and public space, and moving through those spaces based on formulas.  

His instagram handle is mikedax - https://www.instagram.com/mikedax/

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