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magnetic drawings

‘Magnitude’ charcoal on paper 2210 x 400 mm

Shortly after making drawings using a hair brush and a comb I decided I wanted to start working with magnets to make my drawings led by other forces other than myself. I bought some iron filings and started to record myself working with them. I really enjoyed the way the filings came to life on the paper, they seem to have a life of their own, standing  up, falling down, shuffling back and forth getting lost amidst the dust. [[youtube][/youtube] There is even the potential for me to work with ink as a magnetic liquid sculptural format You can see in this video the work of Sachiko Kodama uses ferro fluid to make her magnetised kinetic sculptures-[youtube][/youtube]

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