"What would I look like if I could see myself moving through time?"
This series attempts to capture time as an object by rotating it into three-space as a physical dimension.
Depictions of motion present unexpected forms that can be held and examined in their entirety.
The simple experience of walking from one place to another offers me a metaphor for my attempt to traverse between the worlds of technology and art.
This series evolved from the Dancing Girl scroll.
I was struggling with a terific need for accuracy and was also realizing that the solution needed to be continuous.
As it happened, I was also doing some CAD work to design some better gears for that same Dancing Girl scroll piece when it occured to me that I really should be using CAD to describe the figure.
I was keenly aware that this negative image between two scrolls was an archaic way of rendering a moving image when we are so imersed in video and film.
People kept telling me Muybridge and early mechanical devices for creating animations.
So I had this really odd collision between this archaic device that could have been made by a caveman but required the accuracy that could only be provided by a computational model. Sweet.