Multiple Choice

Denmark / NZ / Australia

Multiple Choice reflects and absorbs, an X-mark poised between questions and answers. The intersecting blades of hand-polished stone from two continents – white Italian marble and black Indian granite – draw on divergent geographies and traditions, and dissect art historical moments, such as the spiritual monochromes of Malevich and early abstractions of Mondrian.

Stationed at a colonial crossroad and connected to the Earth, the minimalist form expands into a multifaceted symbol of identity. Like an X selecting or striking out options on a voting paper or a test, Multiple Choice asserts action while contesting dualisms, such as certainty and doubt. As a multiplication sign comprising plural X’s, the stone figure points in plural diretions, a compass amplifying the power and privilege of choice.