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Instrument Three (photo: Frederik Petersen)

Here are a bunch of photographs that Frederik Petersen sent me that he took of a small exhibition about three years ago in the CAST building, so all the hanging plaster beams above the instrument and its drawings are by Mark West. In the picture above Instrument Three is in the foreground and the beginning of the subsequent instrument is behind it (see a few posts back).

Instrument Three (photo: Frederik Petersen)

Instrument Three (photo: Frederik Petersen)

Instrument Three (photo: Frederik Petersen)

Instrument Three (photo: Frederik Petersen)

Instrument Three (photo: Frederik Petersen)

Instrument Three (photo: Frederik Petersen)

Above: In the foreground are some of the moulds to cast the wax from which the aluminium components were cast using a lost wax (or investment casting) process.

Instrument Three Drawing (photo: Frederik Petersen)

Instrument Three Drawing (photo: Frederik Petersen)

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Mask (Nat Chard)

As you will have noticed on this blog for a while, I have been filling in with odds and ends while I get going on some new work. This is a drawing made as part of a program introduction in 1992. I had just started working with Polaroid transfers as a way of placing images on robust drawing paper so I could draw on top of them. The image above and the one below is of me with a mask, the others are of early media studies playing with the Polaroid transfers.

Mask (Nat Chard)

Mask study (Nat Chard)

The underlying image in the drawing above came from the Science Museum in London (a postcard)  and is curious for an anatomical model in having an architectural section. Most anatomical models are much more ambitious about what the section can reveal.

Media test for Polaroid transfer drawing (Nat Chard)

The top two drawings are made on type 59 Polaroid (5×4 inch) and the lower two on type 669, a little smaller – hence the difference in the surrounding chemical smudges.

Study for second body project (Nat Chard)

Study for second body project (Nat Chard)

A couple of studies I made before the second body project, before deciding to work with available technology (as far as possible). As with the earlier pairs of drawings in this blog, they are stereoscopic pairs so size them small enough so that you can resolve them when you go cross eyed.

Trailer in open configuration

A sketch model for a trailer for an exhibition. Not sure of it will happen, but if it does it will be quite a lot more developed than this. The various views show the trailer in open and semi-closed condition. If the thing goes ahead I can tell the rest of the story.

Trailer sketch model

Trailer sketch model

Trailer sketch model

Trailer almost closed

Trailer during opening

Trailer sketch model