revolves around the material graphene.Graphene,
a single-atom-thick sheet of graphite, is two
hundred times stronger than steel.It can
be produced by applying a speck of graphite to a
piece of tape, and sticking and unsticking the
tape until a thin film is produced.
the same process to create these drawings,
layering graphite-coated tape to create value
changes on white paper. I used images
from entomology to parallel the dual
properties of smallness and strength.
Silk Moths and Security Codes
Dung Beetle on Code
After Sol in Graphene
Silk is Stronger Than
Stable Structure in Ants
These five circuit drawings demonstrate the electrical conductivity of graphite and
graphene. The drawn line conducts electricity, which powers
The brightness of the LED is effected by the length of the
line. I peformed experiments to determine the pencil
type (4B), line style (curved) surface (vellum), and number of passes (14)
for optimal conductivity.
Each LED is sewn to the vellum,
and the vellum is sewn to a sheet of paper. The paper
is then mounted in a modified shadow box. Colored
designs respond to the graphite lines and LED placement
using various geometric systems.