Drawing Tops
A spinning-top, that uses a pen as the spindle, represents many of the core ideas behind my current work. It is recognisable, un-intimidating, and invites people to interact with objects that can lead to unpredictable results, or an emergent property. Simply through indulging in the enjoyable process of spinning the top a bi-product is created. Where the pen marks the surface, a beautiful map of the experience and events that have occurred is produced. I am able to draw, but I am not particularly talented at it and yet found that, through the interaction with these objects, I have created drawings that I am more proud of than any I have done before.

Why not have a go...

My Drawing Tops are now available to buy at:
www.folksy.com (UK)
www.etsy.com (UK & Worldwide)

Motion photography by Jonathan Green.

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All work © Tom Forsyth 2007-2010.