The Socratic method is a method of hypothesis elimination, in that better hypotheses are found by steadily identifying and eliminating those that lead to contradictions. The Socratic method searches for general, commonly held truths that shape beliefs and scrutinizes them to determine their consistency with other beliefs. This form was created similar to the Socratic method in that I tested material forms and colors alike, deducting the unsound and re-testing to get to a final form (truth).

- Ethan Solouki

Socratic Method

Wood, paint
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on back

18" h x 8" w x 2.4" d
1 lbs. 0 oz.



Ethan Solouki
Los Angeles, California

Getting to Know Ethan

Ethan is a young emerging sculptor in Los Angeles. His work is dichotomic; he pairs wood, an organic material, with hard-edge geometry. Made up of clean, contemporary lines, Ethan’s wall sculptures also juxtapose woods that are considered “refined” or “exotic” with woods that are typically used for industrial purposes. The art continues to perpetuate the theme of duality; each piece representing a balanced equilibrium between opposing forces.