17191Artwork at Seigfred Hall ..Two words have consumed Carly Witmer?s life for the last six months: the grid. It?s the focus of her latest installation piece, a ten-foot box constructed from pieces of painted white wood put together like jail bars. Inside the structure, Witmer will hang paintings of various sizes. To viewers outside looking in from between the pieces of white wood, all the paintings will appear the same size.. It all comes down to a matter of perspective, Witmer says. She developed the concept after realizing that everything people know is based on grids. ?Even the earth,? she says. ?We have latitude and longitude lines. The grid gives us a sense of where we are.?. The grid construction of the structure will alter the way people see the iridescent paintings within. To develop exactly how that will work, Witmer consulted a physics professor who mapped out the process for her and the mathematical equations behind the idea. When her exhibit opens on October 24, Witmer will have a team of at least 10 people helping her construct it.. Currently, on one wall of her modest-sized studio in Seigfred Hall, hangs the first complete painting that will hang within the structure. Its iridescent blues, beiges, and greens ? painted on the white canvas in a plaid-like pattern ? seem to shift when looked at from different angles. Witmer says this is another way people?s perspectives will change how they view the art. ?I believe colors are wholly intrinsic, so I put them up there and let them do their thing,? she says.. She points out a couple mistakes in the work, a dot here, a paint drip there. Likely though, people won?t notice. ?Our eyes are so used to looking at the grid pattern,? Witmer says, adding that this will keep people focused on the overall feel of the work and not on the imperfections..With her opening show growing close, Witmer can?t wait to display the project that became her nine to five job over the summer.