Spatial Harmonics: Studio Series, Berlin
2010, series of unique works
€500 each, framed
Nick Laessing has created a new series of works entitled Spatial Harmonics. Each work is a unique ink drawing created by a machine, a machine built by the artist in his Berlin studio. The machine takes its inspiration from a 19th century invention known as an Harmonograph which explores the theory of harmonics to produce delicate and precise mechanical drawings in the form of a spiral ellipse. Taking up most of the artist's studio, Laessing's machine consist of several large pendulums which can be set to swing at differing frequencies along a fixed axis. All the pendulums are connected back to a single pen that is pushed and pulled along varying axes. This process creates a unique, mechanically created image consisting of a single extremely fine ink line, as the pen transcribes the machine's movement across a sheet of paper.
Framed work size: 430mm x 307mm x 30mm
Image size: 420mm x 297mm
Materials: Ink on heavyweight paper, in grey wooden box frame.