A series of intaglio prints where a 19th c. non-mechanical drawing machine (a harmonograph) draws on the etching plate. Pigments were collected by the artist in the Australian outback from discards of both ancient and contemporary mining sites. These sites followed the Dieri tribe's songline, a pilgrimage path, in South Australia where pigments were collected for a millennia.
The harmonograph is a 19th c. invention, a non-mechanical drawing machine that uses gravity and momentum to produce a continuous mathematical line. About a dozen 12x12" intaglio plates are ganged 6 plates per print, in order to produce 6 mono prints at 36x60".
This harmonograph was designed by Karl Simms and produced by Lukeworks, Inc., in collaboration with the artist. See the video for an example of the harmonograph drawing on an etching plate.