# Norman McLaren

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**Tesseract. - ca1965. - Metal : 70 x 42.5 x 94.5 cm**

Hanging metal mobile representing a four-dimensional cube.

"What exactly is a 4-D cube, or *tesseract*? What a point is to a line, a line is to a square; what a square is to a cube, a cube is to a tesseract. Some of the tesseract's geometric properties can be worked out, for instance: a line is bounded by two points, a square by four, a cube by eight and a *tesseract* by sixteen. A line is held within two points, a square within four lines, a cube within six squares and a tesseract within eight cubes." (Norman McLaren (in *The Drawings of / Les dessins de Norman McLaren*, Tundra Books, Montreal, p 68.).