From the La Bor Atory> New wall drawing, work in progress... / by Linda Price-Sneddon

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I have been thinking about this idea for a while now...striated stacks, accretion formation, a recurrence of the chromaSpindle, a form that I have generated in the past. So, what is this spindle form, and why am I so obsessed?

 A quick look at the wiki entry yielded my following favorites:

  • Spindle apparatus, a cellular structure organizing and separating the chromosomes during cell division
  • Sleep spindle, an EEG waveform that occurs during sleep
  • Spindle neurons, a specific class of neurons that participate in signal transmission in the nervous system
  • Spindle torus, in mathematics, a self-intersecting torus

And don't forget:

I still don't have the answer, but I now know that this type of structure reoccurs throughout the physical world, and I find it fascinating.

So I thought documenting the process of this piece might be a very bloggy thing to do. I am still not sure of the work's final form. The spacing between spindles may change. I'm working on a video piece that I intend to project onto this and see how the forms will interact with the moving image. (Test trial today in the la bor atory) And, due to an accident in the studio that impaled one of the spindles with the leg of a ladder, I may be cutting and re-configuring the vertical forms.

Here are the completed drawings on mylar. The light streaming through the windows late afternoon gives a hint at what video projection might be like. Plus, I'm liking the simple white and gray tones. Who knew? and this from a self-proclaimed color geek?!

Here are the completed drawings on mylar. The light streaming through the windows late afternoon gives a hint at what video projection might be like. Plus, I'm liking the simple white and gray tones. Who knew? and this from a self-proclaimed color geek?!

Here is a layer cake of the traces that I'll use to transfer the completed drawings to painted mylar for the collage process. This is why process is so cool. Now I'm  thinking..."what can I do with graphite and transparency"!

Here is a layer cake of the traces that I'll use to transfer the completed drawings to painted mylar for the collage process. This is why process is so cool. Now I'm  thinking..."what can I do with graphite and transparency"!

 
Layout on the table, beginning the collage process.

Layout on the table, beginning the collage process.

 
I have, of course, saved all the scraps!

I have, of course, saved all the scraps!