Landscape, Max Eastely, 2012. Canvas, Acrylic, Steel fragments, motor, magnets
This delicate sound sculpture is operated by a motor fitted with magnets, which causes the movements of the metal fragments across the canvas surface. Their perpetual and automatic movements creates sounds with a near-silent subtlety. The interaction between the steel and canvas, and the resulting sound, reveal a new quality to these familiar materials.
Originally created to be installed within a Georgian fireplace, Landscape echoes the 18th century practice of placing a landscape-painted screen in the fireplace during the summer months.