A Spirograph is a geometric drawing toy that produces mathematical curves of the variety technically known as hypotrochoids and epitrochoids. It was developed by Denys Fisher a British engineer and first sold in 1965. Apart from their weird mathematical basis, till this very day, we have seen a lot of designs from various materials like plastic, wood and metal. Like this one!
Meet the Drawing Apparatus!
As a printmaking MFA student at Ohio University, Robert Howsare has made this spirograph machine from old turntables. It is cheap, it is silent and it is unpredictable! Round by round, this machine keeps on building unique and one of a kind art pieces till you stop it…
As simpls as his machine, Robert express his feeling as follows: “The revolution of the records create drawings that serve as a markers of temporality. The drawings also speak to the idea of the editionable print through their ability to be replicated using domestic materials.”
You can visit his website and contact Robert Howsare in here!