francois xavier saint georges draws on streets of montreal
 
francois xavier saint georges draws on streets of montreal
oct 31, 2013

francois xavier saint georges draws on streets of montreal

francois xavier saint georges draws on streets of montreal
all images courtesy of francois xavier saint georges

 

 

 

driving along the streets of montreal, canadian artist francois xavier saint georges has created this series of drawings from a specially designed road contraption. the wind-powered device tracks the artist’s journey, exploring the idea of road distance and art. documenting short distance trips on paper, the project was finally completed after 400km of touring around streets all across the city. the rotation of the wind turbine, fixed in the trunk of a pickup truck responds to speed, acceleration and breaking, as well as traffic flow and pavement quality. the unit records every subtle change on a large sheet of thick white paper using sticks of graphite to generate layers and shades in a circular pattern. a large diameter represents high speeds, while small and dark circles indicate mostly high traffic areas, with each journey producing a unique and delicate design.

 

 


‘montreal’
video courtesy of FX STG

 

 

francois xavier saint georges draws on streets of montreal
the pickup truck drawing contraption

 

 

francois xavier saint georges draws on streets of montreal
drawing-head detail

 

 

francois xavier saint georges draws on streets of montreal
st-hubert drawing

 

 

francois xavier saint georges draws on streets of montreal
sherbrooke drawing

 

 

francois xavier saint georges draws on streets of montreal
st-zotique drawing

 

 

francois xavier saint georges draws on streets of montreal
avenue du parc drawing

 

 

francois xavier saint georges draws on streets of montreal
the wind turbine in action

 

 

francois xavier saint georges draws on streets of montreal
drawing in montreal – beaubien street

 

 

francois xavier saint georges draws on streets of montreal
drawing in montral – st-hubert street

 

 

francois xavier saint georges draws on streets of montreal
slowing down the whole unit

 

 

francois xavier saint georges draws on streets of montreal
the drawing machine itself

 

 

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  • wow, amazing, I want my street!

    dupuis

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