Drawing Machines

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…