Where printmaking and robotic art meet
This piece (by printmaker and Printhaus co-founder, Jude Lau) was very exciting to work with. The lines are drawn by a robot, with the design determined by the printer,
in much the same way as a pinball machine player determines where the ball rolls (so kind of random, but not completely so) and then printed onto perspex acrylic sheets.
The red dots are the start and end points of each line drawing, of which there are five altogether, spaced out to create the 3D effect. The yellow backboard really makes the piece pop.
The red dots are the start and end points of each line drawing, of which there are five altogether, spaced out to create the 3D effect.
“Prints are like repeated stories, passed on from one to another, sometimes accurate recordings, other times with added variations and distortions, either by design or accident. Working within a series, prints become a game of whispers; each story retold is heard and elaborated on to create new meaning and context.”
The Mechanical Hand, 2012
You can see this piece at Diversity in Print Exhibition, The Roses Theatre and Arts Centre, Tewkesbury. Monday 14 November – Sunday 4 December 2016.