Fully Articulated comes from an interest firstly in the idea of "honest work" in art, secondly in testing hand, eye and brain, and thirdly in self-imposed constraints and limitations.
Honest work with constraints, physical and measurable work: Can loops or dots be drawn as fast or as consistently as possible, 50 or a hundred times? How quickly can the brain make the hand move whilst the eye ensures control? Can it be controlled without the watchful eye? Can a loop be repeated carefully at slow or high speeds? How may dots can be made in an hour? Can quality be maintained? Is it pointless (or point-ful?) to behave like a machine or a program? Can something be copied well? Would it be different for a right-hander? And: does anything interesting result from this?
So, here's a selection of them:
- Figure of eight (blue and brown ink, A4, November 2002)
- Eyes shut and eyes open (50 loops, slow) (black ink, A4, July 2002)
- Eyes shut, eyes open, eyes shut (50 loops, fast) (black ink, A4, July 2002)
- Fixed wrist, extended hand (pencil, A4, 2002) - drawing the biggest anti-clockwise loops possible with an immobile arm
- Loop in brown and an attempt to repeat as a Loop in green (brown and green ink, both A4, December 2002)
- Loop in blue (10 minutes) and an attempt to repeat the same shape with dots (25 minutes) (blue and black ink, A4, November 2002)
- Loop in black and its impression via carbon paper (black ink, and carbon ink, both A4, 2002)
- a second Loop in black and its impression via carbon paper (black ink, and carbon ink, both A4, 2002)
- Drawing dots whilst testing Cluedo, right-handed, 20 Nov 02, 19:45, 19:52, 20:02 (brown ink, A4, November 2002) - drawing to occupy the mind (and better use the time) whilst laboriously testing an telephony application made at work
- Dotting the largest circular disc possible in an hour (black ink, 24x33cm, January 2003) - trying to get the balance between speed, consistency and accuracy. Surprising how it is very painful to perform the same dotting motion for an hour.
Other artists (and partly the inspiration)