The act of arranging bacon strips on a frying pan in the most efficient way possible given the dimensions of your pan. The goal is to maximize the number of bacon strips on the heating surface without leaving any part of any strip uncooked. "I have 100 square inches of bacon and only 36 square inches of frying pan area. Time to play bacon tetris."
From the series “Tetris”, oil and pencil on paper, original size: 32 x 40 cm, 2010. In the popular video game Tetris, pieces of various shapes slowly come down from above. The aim of the game is to be able to stick them in as they fall, avoiding the creation of voids. The making of a line devoid of interruptions will allow the disappearance of all the elements that compose it and the continuation of the game. But little by little the pieces accumulate, the thinking time is reduced and the stress increases, until a final piece arrives to occupy the space available above, and the game ends. In these drawings, block after block, row after row, something slowly accumulates and at the end fills the entire space. A horizontal bar at the top of the sheet indicates that the game is over. Original available for sale. www.saatchiart.com/ico71
Tags: artistic, abstract, shapes, geometric, tetris