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Plotter Drawings and Sculpture, 1966 - 1970
Fragmentation Animations 1968-1970 ➔ 3D Path and Transformation


Charles A. Csuri
papers, color pencils
20.6 x 27.9 cm (8 1/2 x 11 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
Here, I explore a drawing in a three-dimensional space and the idea of three-dimensional paths. Leslie Miller, a Professor of Mathematics, introduced me to a broader viewpoint about transformations—transformations on the original drawing that would make the overall shape look abstracted or like a star.

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