"Dear friends, savants, artists, merchants and travelers.
To save you the trip to Rotterdam I send you this image. I was given the chance to participate in the Küd/Mold travelling exhibition which this year was set up in the Charlois neighbourhood of Rotterdam.
The making of a cabinet to display drawings is neither a tell-tale choice nor a whim. After the end of WW II my father worked as a cabinetmaker for a short while and now it is my turn. Consider the cabinet to be an oversized frame.
The front of the cabinet is partitioned in 9 panels, each consisting of 9 faces. The central face of each panel holds a pattern, based on a division of the plane chosen from the cubes of the numbers 3 up to 11.
The width of the cabinet is 1 meter, the height of the panels approx. pi/2 . This width/height ratio is close to the golden ratio which together with the division in equal panels gives the cabinet classical proportions.
The cylindrical shape and black and white colouring are based on a design by the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) who in turn paraphrased the work of the Italian Rennaisance artist Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472).
The cabinet is empty. This statement may sound trivial, however there is nothing to fill your mind but the things you bring yourself.