Tuesday, 22 February 2011

skeleton drawings

An already slightly distorted drawing was further warped by positioning the camera top and bottom. The results are redolent of the anamorphic skull in Hans Holbeins' 'The Ambassadors'

Here's a pretty basic 'how to' but I suspect the camera trick, used with a more extremely positioned focus is something I'm more likely to utilise.

from the same drawing session...

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Willem van Weeghel: kinetic drawings

Kinetic Art - Dynamic Structure 29117 from Willem van Weeghel on Vimeo.

Dynamic Structure 29117 / Willem van Weeghel (NL)

artist's website

"Movement is the central means of expression in my work. The changing structures that appear move in the transitional area between chaos and order, between variability and uniformity, between volatility and consistency. As a reconciliation of opposites. 

My kinetic objects are characterised by a serial use of elements of which the form is generally of less importance than the movement that they make. Identical elements with identical movement options together form constantly changing structures. Like dancers executing a complex choreography. The forms that I use only function as the instruments to make the movement visible and, therefore, these are as simple as possible. The coordinated movement creates complexity. 

The movements of the objects are usually controlled by an integrated computer system, which is not visible for the spectator. I make use of advanced technology, but this is not visible and it is only instrumental. Instrumental in an attempt to enable the constant movement in which structures appear and then disappear again in order to visualise the passage of time.."

quoted from artist's profile