The Web versions of these work are especially inadequate due to loss of detail. Therefore I have put up four extra-large versions, viewable in a Web browser but perhaps better seen by downloading and opening in a graphics program:
Permutations 2: Berdan Forest, 6.2 Permutations 2: Berdan Forest, 9.3, Permutations 2: Berdan Forest, 11.2, Permutations 2: Berdan Forest, 13.5.
Here's everything I've done of this series to date:
All three image works made thus far
All four image works made thus far
All five image works made thus far
All six image works made thus far
All seven image works made thus far
All eight image works made thus far
All nine image works made thus far
All ten image works made thus far
All eleven image works made thus far
All twelve image works made thus far
All thirteen image works made thus far
The overall title of this group of works is Permutations 2: Berdan Forest. Each work is a single sheet consisting of between three to thirteen. There are fifteen original images in all, each of a wooden panel on the exterior of the Berdan Building in Toledo, Ohio, taken in 2004. Some of these same images are also used in Sequences 1: Berdan Wood, and the building as a whole is the subject of Accretions 12: Berdan Building.
My plan is to make, as demand warrants, up to 25 sheets with three images, up to 25 with four images, and so on, up 25 sheets with 12, and up to 50 sheets with 13, as explained on the page for the thirteens. Each sheet is a unique arrangement of images, that is, each is an edition of one. The overall title of all the sheets or any group of them is Permutations 2: Berdan Forest, but each sheet is uniquely titled with the series title followed by numbers. The images and image order (read in each row left to right and then top to bottom, stopping at an image larger than the one to its left with each column also read top to bottom) are determined using random numbers, while the "architecture" (size and arrangement of images) is determined based on aesthetic criteria. The image area on each sheet is equal to the area of the same number of images were they all equally sized at 6.75 X 9 inches. These are printed with a three inch white border on all sides, which can be included or matted out in framing, preferably with a white, gray, or black mat; for Permutations 2 I would suggest white or black. Statement 4: Permutations includes more on my intent for this group of works.
Only thirteen of the fifteen original images are used in the sheets of three to twelve images, with the other two also used in the centers of some of the sheets of thirteen.
Though each sheet is a separate work, I believe that they will benefit greatly from being shown three or more at a time. Fred Camper