The inspiration behind this series was to create motion and movement from a completely static object – a block. Comprised of hundreds of individual pieces, these paintings are in constant motion as light, shadows, and the viewer’s perspective changes throughout the day. What appears to be one dimensional quickly becomes an immersive experience. They are textural and angular with a balance of composition that plays with the concept of chance.
Giehl’s block paintings are part painting and part sculpture. They are a mathematical equation with the palette, block sizes, and composition all serving as variables to that equation.