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Oscillation #4 in Blue Green

$ 420

Archival ink on museum-quality cotton rag paper

With this series, DeSutter contemplates movement along life’s path. The artist substitutes his classic and clean straight gridded lines for more expressive and momentum driven curves that, unlike the series title, “Google? Does a tethered ball oscillate?”, don't actually oscillate.

A pendulum creates an oscillating movement as the bob moves back and forth along the same line. However, a tethered ball creates a circular movement as the ball moves around a pole. Somewhere in the middle of both of these types of movements, DeSutter sees this set of paths living. He sees the outermost left and right points of each oval as two different opposite variables that he may be deciding between at any given time. The progression down the page created as the decision gets considered over and over again.

In DeSutter’s own words: “I’m starting to think of life’s journey more in terms of looking like these pieces. Momentum driven swirling lines that appear chaotic but ultimately move forward with each turn. It’s important to celebrate the messiness of my own journey because I know that regardless of how it looks day to day I’m continually learning and therefore moving forward … With that being said, I realize from a scientific perspective these pieces are entirely mislabeled. A proper oscillation line looks more like a sine or cosine graph.”

Size: 21 x 16 inches | Edition of 10
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“It’s important to take first steps even if you’re unsure of what you’re doing or how it will go, you’ll learn from them and that’s something you’ll be able to take with you the rest of your life.”
-Michael DeSutter
Michael DeSutter

About the Artist

Michael DeSutter

DeSutter's graphic & meditative collages have been featured in Full Blede and AnOther Magazine. His original collages are currently featured at Pharrell's The Goodtime Hotel in Miami. DeSutter practices includes considering the overlooked within old magazines, he uses these records of the past to consider and recontextualize the future.

Current Exhibition

Echoes of Being

Group Show
April 12 - May 28

8200 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles CA

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Oscillation #4 in Blue Green
Oscillation #4 in Blue Green$ 420
Michael DeSutter


“From a distance, this piece feels quite simple and straightforward. But when you look up close, it's a complex and really engaging work that has a lot of layers to it.”

Artwork: Boulevard