Oftentimes new creations are born from combining unrelated concepts and objects; things from various periods of time. When these objects are put together, a new meaning is created. The objects evolve to form a new meaning of its own, with its own role and its own significance.
Spirotrope design is created using three different creations:
- Stirling Engine (1816), an engine which generates heat energy from external combustion
- Spirograph (1965), a geometric drawing toy, originally created to prevent bank note forgeries
- Arduino (2003), a micro controller, a simple computer created to give the general public access to computing
The artwork is developed from the hypothesis that an interactive artwork can be created from unrelated objects in a way such that each object is still visible in its essence, whether in its form or its function. The criteria is that the viewer must experience this by interacting with the artwork directly.