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Merovingian

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Merovingian is a departure from the symmetrical mandala format. It’s an experiment in pure mechanical form inspired by nineteenth century lithographs of mining and industrial machinery and printing presses. Depicted in this drawing are wheels, pulleys, gears, bearings and axles, electric motors and cam shafts and a variety of mechanical forms assembled in a random collage. The design for this drawing was spontaneous improvisation. In this type of design I draw a basic outline and add each detail in a way that strengthens the contrast and focuses the form into a logical assemblage. The overall goal is to create a structure whose individual parts appear to have a functional purpose. The arrangement of the mechanical forms should also fit together to provide form and contrast.

 

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Merovingian is a 14″x17″ pen and ink drawing, drawn using a .25 mm Rapidograph pen and black India 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. 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.

Many of my drawings are recreations of existing images. Frequently, after a drawing is completed, I find things I would like to do differently. “Merovingian” is a re-drawing of Invention with much more fine detail. It has the same bulkhead at the top of the structure held in place with rivets and pendulum-like armatures supported by a central spindle. In this case the bulkhead at the bottom is connected to a suspension with wheels and tracks. There are electric motors, hydraulics, electrical wiring and power cables, pivots and rollers. Creating this new design was a major challenge as it is difficult to integrate many fine details into a cohesive construction.

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

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