rough string

rough string, rough stringer

1. A notched, generally unplaned, inclined board which supports the steps of a wooden stairway, usually concealed from view.
2. A carriage, 1.
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A double sense of explosive fragmentation and re-constitution is evinced by the long piece of rough string in "Millefleur" (2012), which precariously clings to the canvas under a layer of tar-like black paint, forming the outline of a figure.
Meanwhile, Matthew Angelo Harrison displayed his own 3-D printing machine, The Consequence of Platforms, 2016, a slick steel and marble object that churns out rough strings of clay.