Inkling: Earth rotational drawings (2021-ongoing)

Indian ink on paper

'Inkling' is a series of works inspired by the 19th century physicist Leon Foucault. Foucault was able to prove for the first time the rotation of the earth by observing the apparent changing trajectory of a pendulum over a sand bed.

Adapting my studio to house a 20-foot pendulum which I cast in lead and fitted with a stylus, I have been able to translate the most intangible movement into a series of drawings.

Indian ink drawing Inkling Harry Chrystall
Indian ink drawing Inkling Harry Chrystall
Indian ink drawing Inkling Harry Chrystall
Indian ink drawing Inkling Harry Chrystall detail
Indian ink drawing Inkling Harry Chrystall detail