Complex Moire Patterns Created by Mechanical Drawings Machines by James Nolan Gandy (3 pics)




A post shared by James Nolan Gandy (@gandyworks) on Feb 7, 2018 at 6:34pm PST

Artist and metalworker James Nolan Gandy  creates elaborate drawing machines that easily put your childhood spirograph to shame. The machines are engineered from relatively simple mechanisms that when combined, produce mind-boggling shapes and interconnected moire patterns .

Although the gears and pulleys are crafted in a way to make some of the work on their own, Gandy has not yet manufactured a system to lift the pen at specific intervals. Therefore many of his works are collaborative studies, equally created from the talents of man and machine. Some of my favorites are those created with a high contrast between paper and ink, such as the brilliant blue form seen in his drawing below.

You can view more of Gandy’s drawing machines in action on his Instagram . (via The Awesomer )

Complex Moire Patterns Created by Mechanical Drawings Machines by James Nolan Gandy

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A post shared by James Nolan Gandy (@gandyworks) on Jan 13, 2018 at 7:46pm PST

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A post shared by James Nolan Gandy (@gandyworks) on Nov 30, 2017 at 10:17pm PST




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