I’ve been quiet lately, for work and for other work, and here is the result of something I’ve been doing in my spare time.
I built a drawing machine. It essentially draws a really complicated graph, just like the X-Y graphs you’ll have done at school. When I started it, it was a hobby project, but now people are liking it so much that I think I should be making art with it a lot more. Someone came to my latest show just to see it. I’ve made room in my head for this to be for art works, and not just a thing that I build out of interest to see what art works I can make. (I was planning it as a lino cutter, but people like it as a machine with a pen.)
There is a Z axis as well, which means I can move the pen up off the paper and down again. With a bit of improvement I can change pens and keep the zeroing – the position of the pen tip – intact. I’m slightly in shock over how much people love it. Videos to come, I guess.
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