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Plotter Drawings and Sculpture, 1966 - 1970
Fragmentation Animations 1968-1970 ➔ Sine Curve Man (sketches)


Charles A. Csuri
papers, color pencils
165 x 203 cm (65 x 80 in.)

Historical Significance
1965-66. These sketchbook drawings were made when Csuri first started using the computer. They demonstrate ideas and issues that he was struggling with in the context of a drum plotter, a slow computer and punch cards. Csuri asked himself, “What can I do with this process or approach that would be different from my traditional work?” According to Csuri, it was a time of great speculation. These drawings illustrate that he was thinking in terms of three-dimensional space, with some notion of stereo pairs and flying through a drawing. In the sketchbook, he comments about a three-dimensional path for an object, sine waves, and various transformations
Artist's Comments
In this sketch, I was looking at how frequency and phase changes might effect my original drawing. A more graphic quality might be achieved by repetition and a slight shift in the drawing. Also, I considered how I might use colored ink.

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