Mappings

(2005) wood, fibreglass resin, steel, pulleys, motors, electrics, pen

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Mappings is a sculptural installation on the theme of scientific exploration, discovery, astronomy and creation of maps, charts and globes. The centre-point is a large rotating globe, onto which an uninterrupted automatic drawing is created by harnessing the harmonic movements from two independent pendulums. The whole installation alludes to models of moving planetary bodies in space where our relationship to our Earth becomes more evident as we realise that it is the gravitational force of the earth that is the creator of the complex mappings on the revolving globe. The earth's forces are used to create an evolving image of itself.

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