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Drill drawing: 30 brown and green circles, over a pencil network

Drill drawing: 30 brown and green circles, over a pencil network

The 30 drill-drawn circles are centred on the nodes of a 5 x 6 pencil marked grid. The last three nodes have been connected to every other node in the grid.

Background:
The drill drawings were made by using pens and pencils in place of the drill bit (or more often, by fixing pens to a length of wooden dowel that was used instead of the drill bit). The drill is held, and the spinning pen lowered onto the paper. The image produced depends upon the speed of the drill, the orientation of the pens attached to the drill (and also the drill in the hands), and the nature of the ink in the pen. These were made for an incomplete 30 Years project. See also: others from the same project.

This work and commissions are for sale.

Medium: brown and green ink on cream paper, 24 x 36cm, 2001.
© copyright Rod McLaren, 2001

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