Spin Sketches at the Observatory

''Toys are not as innocent as they look. Toys and games are preludes to serious ideas.’’ Charles Eames

 

Tops (1969) Eames office

 

 

 

A top is perfect, profound in its simplicity, offering up a multitude of different teachings. Truly alive when it is in balance. 

 

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Turning the Observatory 

Things that spin, fishing paraphernalia at King John's House, Romsey

Trompo
34 seconds (looped)
Animated pen drawing
2016

Fish Sketch 1

 

Fish sketch 2

Made from the coil of a measuring tape. 

 

Trout in the River Test, Mottisfont

Additional Observations and Personal Predilections

 

Spin

The Lockerley Mechanical Society helping me to engineer a new work.