i’m jealous of eske rex

Gasp! Big, beautiful, etherial orbs drawn with colored ballpoint pen… by a machine. A really, really amazing machine! I could try to explain the inner-workings of this crazy drawing machine, created by Copenhagen based artist Eske Rex, or I could just let you read this:

Drawing Machine is a construction involving two pendulums, each suspended from a tower construction and connected through “drawing arms” and moveable joints. A ballpoint pen resting on a drawing surface covered with paper is mounted at the point where the pendulums come together. The pendulums are set in motion by hand, and their movements are represented on the paper. The Drawing Machine serves two purposes: On exhibitions where the movements of the pendulums affect the entire room, and the experience engages the beholder’s body. While the rhythmic repetitions cause the beholder to pause, the drawing emerges on the paper. And as a tool where investigations on the relation between time and movement.

comments (14)

  1. Marine /// 02.27.2013 /// 8:39pm

    Wow!!! The drawings are mesmerizing

  2. Erin's Creative Energy /// 02.27.2013 /// 9:15pm

    I would love to watch that in action!

  3. the jealous curator /// 02.27.2013 /// 9:42pm


  4. Stacy | TheLacquerie /// 02.28.2013 /// 10:11am

    This may be one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen.

  5. Sharmon Davidson /// 02.28.2013 /// 12:03pm

    Wow! It’s kind of like a huge like spirograph! The drawings are amazing; I would love to see it in action.

  6. the jealous curator /// 02.28.2013 /// 12:13pm

    me too!

  7. liz /// 03.04.2013 /// 7:10am

    giant spirograph! so very cool!

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  10. Dana Dennis /// 03.16.2013 /// 9:44am

    How much does such a drawing sell for, and from where does one purchase said drawing?

    Thank you, Dana

  11. the jealous curator /// 03.17.2013 /// 1:57pm

    i’m not sure dana… let me poke around a little bit : )

  12. Darnita /// 03.26.2013 /// 10:59am

    Jaws dropped. I’m in awe of this magnificence.

  13. Anna /// 05.18.2013 /// 12:26pm

    Hi everyone,
    Eske’s works are now on show in Paris, at Galerie Maria Wettergren

  14. the jealous curator /// 05.18.2013 /// 4:04pm

    oh! thanks for the info anna!