Magnetic Field Record by Kouichi Okamoto

A hanging device suspended from a ceiling whose spinning motion artfully records the pull of gravity and magnetism. Signature to Okamoto's style, dripping liquid is the medium by which the artwork takes its shape. The mobile, iron apparatus contains a magnet at its core and an intravenous drip-like container that holds black chinese ink. As the liquid in the container recedes, its weight changes and shifts the balance of the entire mechanism. Because the equilibrium of the spinning device is altered, the lines and splatters generated by the ink drops change in intensity, value and density. The resulting impression is an organically shaped graphic that is left on a sheet of japanese paper.

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