Drawing Machines

Jason Lane is an artist who collects predominantly reclaimed steel and is drawn to the aged qualities and personal histories of materials. Inspiration for his work is also in part derived from a fascination with mechanical objects and their animalistic qualities. He makes mechanical sculptures, which include a vehicular sound sculpture that was used in the closing ceremony of the 2012 Paralympics and the Blackpool art car parade in 2008. He has also made a series of drawing machines.

Jason Lane: Drawing Machine at the RWA, Bristol.

I have been making drawing machines on and off for the past 10 years. Although I make other mechanical sculptures I find that I keep coming back to the drawing machine.

Jason Lane: Drawing from Drawing Machine 1

I find the performance and physical action of these machines compelling. I enjoy watching the mark making of each machine.

I like the idea of creating a sculpture that then goes on to have a life of its own creating an infinite number of artworks of a random nature.

Jason Lane: Drawing Machine 2

Jason Lane: Drawing Machine 2

Each machine is very much trial and error in its construction. Drawing Machine no.1 started to self-destruct in its early stages and other machines have completely destroyed themselves whilst attempting the first drawing.

Jason Lane: Drawing Machine 3

Jason Lane: Drawing Machine no.4
Jason Lane: Drawing Machine no.4
Jason Lane: Drawing Machine no.4
Jason Lane: Drawing Machine no.5
Jason Lane: Drawing Machine no.5
Jason Lane: Drawing Machine no.5

 

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http://jasonlane.org.uk/

All images copyright and courtesy of Jason Lane

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