felippe moraes makes large geometric drawings using pendular movement
 
felippe moraes makes large geometric drawings using pendular movement
jul 29, 2014

felippe moraes makes large geometric drawings using pendular movement

 

felippe moraes’ work for the last four years has been dedicated to discovering the hidden and sometimes beautiful patterns secluded from the visible and tangible world written within the universe. the artist’s intent is to reveal these unforeseen designs in an attempt to understand the surrounding cosmos. following this philosophy, moraes presents ‘order’ at baró galeria in são paulo, a collection of mathematical drawings that have been created using sand and paint.

 


video courtesy of felippe moraes

 

 

 

the center of the space is marked by a large geometric composition of granules scattered upon the surface of the floor. moraes made the piece by installing a glass pendulum within the ceiling that has the ability to sway freely through the air. after pulling the structure away from its focal point, the artist released the object in a way that developed circular motions while releasing mineral particles below. the natural physics of the act have resulted in a spirograph-like texture of swirls and loops that decrease in size as they flow back towards the suspended fixture.

felippe moraes pendular movement drawings order
closeup view of the sand drawing

felippe moraes pendular movement drawings order
the glass mechanism marks the center of each composition

felippe moraes pendular movement drawings order
closeup of the object suspended from the ceiling
photo © filipe berndt

felippe moraes pendular movement drawings order
museum visitors observing the work
photo © carol krieger

felippe moraes pendular movement drawings order
the pattern mimics forms created by spirographs
photo © filipe berndt

 

 

using the same process, the artist has created a series of four graphics with white household paint on black paper that are also shown in the exhibition. similar to the installation, these drawings reveal a pattern that is woven into the fabric of the matter, creating in the viewer a sense of familiarity and awe towards the natural perfection of the images.

felippe moraes pendular movement drawings order
the black paper drawings on a wall of the museum space
photo © filipe berndt

felippe moraes pendular movement drawings order
pendular movement #1, household paint on black paper, 150 x 150 cm

felippe moraes pendular movement drawings order
pendular movement #2, household paint on black paper, 150 x 150 cm

felippe moraes pendular movement drawings order
the exhibition
photo © filipe berndt

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

  • I think if he had left a hole in the top of the glass, the sand would have flowed tighter

    mackenzie collins
  • simplicity and beautyful

    Sworddesign

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