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Monthly Archives: August 2010

Nearly there!


Wimbledon MA 2010

NGC7814 rises on bottom of drawing at 5.38 pm on 9th September 2010


NGC7814 rise


Mapping and trigonometry!

Plinth = Renaissance?

100 miles apart whilst talking on a phone, waving to a webcam!

webcam image

Still working on the graphite drawings, depositing layers of graphite, fixing, polishing (eroding), drawing a grid and mapping celestial objects in the vicinity of NGC7814. I’ve tried a double hang.

My plinth is now complete and installed. Had difficulty with the floor, its uneven and one of the screws isn’t holding properly. The gesso on the plinth is a much colder white than the walls. All walls, except the drawing wall have been tidied up.

I was marking out the points of the compass to determine where NGC7814 will rise on the evening of 9th September 2010. Looks like the south-east wall where the drawing will hang. Phew – I don’t have to change ends.

I’ve spent a lot of time on Astroviewer working out exact time and location of NGC7814 rise and its trajectory across the space. I took some screen shots at hourly intervals and printed them. Predicting the future. NGC7814 lies relatively close to star Algenib (Gamma Peg) in Constellation Pegasus .

New idea for title: Anything is possible.
(This is the title of a talk by Alain Badiou)

Busy drawing and wood working.
Have to think of a title: 47 Million Light Years Apart?


Laser along Meridian at Greenwich

Revisit Richard Serra Drawings
Revisit Katie Patterson

Use Laser across room??

Speculations is a new journal on speculative realism.


Drawing installation 4th August 2010

I’ve started experimenting with the installation of my drawing. The whole drawing has been scaled up so I now need to scale up the smaller elements. The surface needs some vigorous polishing to give a more metallic look.

Plinth planning –


Plinth mock up

Took loads of drawings to Wimbledon including the large graphite ground drawing. Tutorial with Simon Bett was extremely useful. Tried to resolve the fossil & galaxy. Simon recommended clearing out the space and putting the large graphite ground drawings at one end and displaying the actual fossil, probably on a plinth at the other end of the space. (photos to follow) He also suggested making a physical link, line on the floor or suchlike. I’ve tried masking tape. I’ll have to sacrifice the layer drawings in order to use only the far ends of the space.

to do list:
1 Make new longer graphite ground – to curl over top & bottom.
2 New drawings (larger?) to layer over.
3 Invesitigate plinth dimensions & plinth makers.
4 Try graphite on tape, fading, for link (or laser).
5 Buy some stronger clips
6 Think about titles.
7 Start on folio (incorporate actual drawings).
8 Take colour photos