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George Widener (b. 1962)
George Widener (b. 1962)

Megalopolis 181, 2007

George Widener (b. 1962) Megalopolis 181, 2007 signed and dated George Widener 2007 lower right paint and ink on pieced paper 53 x 30 ½ in.

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While Megalopolis 181 is in part an intricate rendering of a cityscape and an homage to urban planning, the true beauty of this piece is in the palindrome dates comprising the lower half of the artwork. Describing patterns in days of the week over different months and different years, George Widener creates an elegant code and enhanced experience for those who share his innate computational abilities. A recognized numerical savant, Widener feels that dates “are not a single static item that people perceive them as, they're part of a vast interconnected network. The dates of the last century have a dynamic connection to the dates of today as well as the future.”

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