Drawing Machines

 

The Magnet Drawing Machines are a series of kinetic sculptures which use magnets and iron filings to draw on paper. As the magnets move, the friction between the iron and the paper makes different kinds of marks depending on the strength of the magnetic field.

This work asks a question about what separates sculpture from other mediums. How does the piece function as both a sculpture, and as a sculpture that produces a drawing? What does that drawing represent? Is it part of the “apparatus”, or does it exist in it’s own right, separate from the process that created it.

I am interested in the accumulation of marks, of how time is evidenced in a work and the relationship between process and end-result.

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