two-by-four


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two-by-four

A piece of timber, nominally 2 in.(5 cm) thick by 4 in. (10 cm) wide, but actually 1? in. by 3? in. (4.13 cm by 9.21 cm).
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With his carefully realized depictions of bricks and two-by-fours floating alone or in elegant yet uncategorizable combinations, Thompson wants to spur the viewer toward a moment of crystal-clear apprehension of the world and the way it's constructed, as well as an awareness of its fragility.