14 3/8" x 8 3/4" x 1/2"
enamel and ink on painted mylar mounted to wood panel
Railsback Curve refers to a measurement developed by O.L. Rails back to indicate the difference between factual piano tuning and the theoretical equal-tempered model. The piano was used as a central anchor for a recent installation by the artist, informing a series of visual works that display the numerical frequency range of a piano projected out to the second decimal in hertz. Printed on mylar with a
plotter, the numerical font width is expanded and rendered illegible while the various numbers are drawn in with enamel colors. The work abstracts the piano in multiple directions, serving as a kind of
hybrid between object, score, data set and drawing.