Invention is one of a series of drawings done in 2008. This drawing is a mechanical improvisation and is a departure from earlier drawings of pure geometry. I have always been fascinated with the structure of machines: electric motors, generators, pumps, pistons, pulleys, gears. The foundation of the drawing is a framework of bulkheads. The top is held in place with rivets. In the center is an armature that supports several freely moving mechanical arms like the mechanisms of a clock pendulum. There are spinning wheels with braking mechanisms, plumbing, counterweights. The background detail is visible underneath the magnetic wingdings around the center.


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Invention is a 14″x17″ pen and ink drawing, drawn using a .25 mm Rapidograph pen and  ink. The initial design was created using a pencil, compass, ruler and protractor. After creating an initial drawing concept in pencil, I drew all of the detail with ink. I scanned the original image then inverted the color to create a negative image. All shapes are drawn completely freehand. This drawing is available in 8×10, 11×14, and 16×20 archival quality prints. The 16×20 print has the same dimensions as the original drawing, just printed on slightly larger paper.

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8×10 Archival Print, 11×14 Archival Print, 16×20 Archival Print


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