These evolving sculptures, liken to the growth of a living cell develop the single music theme. Each 9 3/8 X 9 3/8 forms are placed in order of their increasing complexity and platform like a stage to experience the changes of a single musical theme. The two-sided print conveys on the one side Bach's original score collaged in the 4 inch centered square, with fourteen variations of a seven-pointed 2 inch wheel, while on the other side the print reflects the sequential transformation of each note through its transformation into the mirrored inversions and the chromatic progression to the final note sequence of Bach's signature theme - B-A-C-H.
Bach could bind the threads together and thereby create a resolution to lift his listeners
into the "now" of collective singing, drawing on their sense of shared existence and values
they held in common.
John Gardner - Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven