Ronald Davis
Yellow Hinge, 2001, 45 5/8 x 11 1/8 inches (shaped), Golden Acrylics on expanded PVC, Torque Hinge Series, (PTN1039)
Yellow Hinge, 2001

Included in the one-man exhibition:
Ronald Davis: Recent Abstractions 2001–2002

Victoria H. Myhren Gallery, Denver University
September 13 - November 15, 2002

Yellow Hinge just happened. I built the shape and painted it in about a day and a half from a leftover quadrilateral scrap and two triangular scraps of PVC. I couldn't figure out why this little painting "worked" so well.
I was going on and on about it to Captain Marble. He said, "It's a gift, man. Stop worrying about it."

The triangle owes its nature to three intersecting diagonals. Its acute angles produce on effect of pugnacity and aggression. The triangle assimilates all shapes of diagonal character, such as rhombus, trapezoid, zig-zag, and their derivatives. It is the symbol of thought, and among colors its weightless character is matched by lucid yellow.

" "— Johannes Itten • The Art of Color

Notes on "Yellow Hinge" by Barbara Bentley