Wednesday’s lecture and artist research

David Derksen

Decorated under the swing of a pendulum, each of David Derksen’s Oscillation Plates are unique. Activated first by a human, then taken over by gravity, the ink filled pendulum oscillates over the plates, decorating them at the same time. The graphics left on the plates become a representation of this natural oscillation process – “revealing the hidden pattern that exist in nature” and the “randomness of the human that initiates the swing of the pendulum.” A fun play between maths and randomness.


I like davids art because of the unknowing of what the outcome mite be and how the slightest touch can change the course all together.