Investigation of a Moka Pot
For my final project, I chose to draw a moka pot. The form of the moka pot is beautiful- it is simple enough to capture in only a few lines, but complex enough to detail endlessly. I hoped that by drawing only one object over and over again, I would form a relationship with the object that would challenge me to find new ways to express it, and also allow me to have an increasingly intimate understanding of its form. The culmination of this project is the final drawing, in which draw the moka pot from memory, demonstrating the understanding of the form which I have achieved over five weeks of work.
My family has always been very interested in games of luck. My great-grandfather even continued to take the bus alone to the racetrack into his nineties. I picked a couple of games to play by myself, and record the kinds of movements and marks which resulted from them.
One drawing was made by playing See Low, a dice game, and dipping the dice in ink.
The other drawing was made by playing blackjack, a card game, and spreading powdered charcoal over the paper to begin.
These drawings record not the results, but the physical processes that these games are comprised of.