Drawing Machines

Drawing Machines : Destroy To Create

Letter to My Object:  To The Object formally known as a Television, Before this project, you were useless, and discarded. You had lost your place in the world and had become obsolete in the eyes of those who used to…

Drawing Machines: Impossible Machine

This machine was meant to reflect the artist we researched. However, because I wasn’t researching an artist but a philosopher, I was given a level of freedom that my other classmates were not afforded. I started by thinking about the…

Drawing Machines: Loom De Lune

In Ancient Andean tradition, women would invoke the Moon as creator of women. Acllas, or women weavers and food preparers in Inca administrative centers, were convinced of the Moon’s generative powers and her dominion over femininity. The Moon was considered…

Drawing Machines: Two Worlds

When I first conceived my conference project, I thought about the theme of Marinetti’s “Fast Running Car.” Coupled with the topic of gear in our course, I decided to use two gear drive devices to express my ideas. But after finishing…

Drawing Machines: Destroy to Create

  The first letter: I’m just going to say it, you’re not a great telescope. Your design is functional, but rudimentary. Galileo came up with it. I used you as a kid to see the surface of the moon from…

Drawing Machines: A Simple Machine

The first simple machine I made was just a circle of popsicle sticks. The circle was mechanically wound by a drill on a nail with wire attached to the other end of the circle that had a drawing implement on…

Drawing Machines: Destroy to Create

Hey clothes! You are a very likable object to me, because you represent my school. But let me say it directly. I’m going to destroy you, since you look too ordinary. So I seldom wear you, which is a huge…

Drawing Machines: Destroy To Create

Letter to Object Dear glasses, I wore you for about two years. You were the first pair I picked out for myself. I probably thought I looked cute and interesting wearing you. Now I think you make my face look…

Drawing Machines: Destroy to Create

Dear Toy Car, I played with you for as long as I can remember. My parents surprised me with it when I was 2. I played with you for a while before I got over it. Since I have got…

Drawing Machines: Destroy to Create

  Dear Music Box, Your soft tinkering enchanted us as our mothers put us to sleep.  As children, we lost ourselves in your sweet ballads, your lullabies, and nursery rhymes. Mesmerized by the endless revolutions of your gears, we spent…

Drawing Machines: A Simple Machine

For this Assignment I chose to create a relatively simple machine, so that I could better understand the processes and behaviour of the simple linkages that I used. This proved to be a very good decision, because even given the…

Drawing Machines: Destroy to Create

   Letter To Original Object: Dear Lamp, When I first saw you, lamp, I thought you would be my perfect match. I thought that we would get along forever, lighting up my life and being there when I needed you.You…

Drawing Machines: Re-create Machine

These pictures show my process of re-creating my old fan. The only function that a fan can do is rotating, and I want my fan can actually draw something so rip my fan apart.    This is my final work…

Linkage

Drawing Machine: A Simple Machine

This is my first drawing machine, which is a random assemblage of sticks. I was excited and curious when seeing plenty of tools and materials that I never used. I tried using them as frequently as possible without caring the…

Drawing Machine: A Simple Machine

Before I came into contact with Drawing Machine, I felt that machinery was synonymous with manufacturing, as if it had nothing to do with art “The human hand is the most sophisticated operating tool in the world. Our idea is…

Drawing Machines: A Simple Machine

My experience so far with machines as an expressive medium has felt like an extensive power struggle between my creative vision and the artistic limits of the machine. I harbored a lot of frustration and agitation towards the simple mechanisms…

Drawing Machines: A Simple Machine

Throughout the semester we have been testing multiple mechanisms for drawing machines. We have talked about linkages and what they do. I personally have really been enjoying working with drawing machines and coming up with different mechanisms and then being…

Drawing Machines: A Simple Machine

The first drawing machine I made is a scissor lift-style mechanism. In theory it can only create two straight parallel lines, however, the bars are not lined up perfectly which can cause the lines to curve and shake a bit….

Drawing Machines: A Simple Machine

Top: The Machine, first draft completed Bottom: The Machine, installed and used.      After our discussion in class I started seeing drawing machines as something more than just a medium. I can see now that this is a style…