When Arakawa arrived in New York in 1965, he began making works with coloured pencils on canvas. ‘The diagram of part of imagination’ was made during those years. In it, Arakawa presents the floor plan of an apartment, with a bedroom, kitchen, bath and living room. The title clarifies the nature of the painting: it’s a completely imaginary plan, made with neutral colours. The house is the projection of a mental world: the measurements, distances, dimensions of the rooms and width of the doors are all related to the most physical thing there is: the body.