This is an initial study in charcoal exploring the Magnetic field on the Earth and is entitled ‘Triptych Animal Magnetism of Pole II Pole’ and follows on from the previous work 'Triptych Coriolis Storm in a Cup'
In this work the Artist is investigating the link of the Magnetic field in Earth exerted by the North Pole and opposite in the South Pole. In the North Pole the earth exerts a magnetic force that can be picked up by a Compass that draws metal objects to it (a compass points to magnetic North located near to North Pole). The Artist has represented this force by charcoal (the charcoal is crushed to represent iron filings, which contains metal, he was unable to obtain iron filings) and placed these on a circle disk (on the far left) to represent the Arctic Circle.
On a magnetic there is a similar opposite force the repeals objects, and he has represented this by the South Pole, and repealed this by the charcoal dispelled from the circle centre similar to Antarctic Circle (far right circle).
The Artist has linked these together (centre line from circle to circle) by the Longitudinal grid Line of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time, Greenwich, London, - in which all the Time zones of the Earth are set from, and added charcoal over repealed or attracted by the force along it's line).
In the title the Artist used the word 'Animal Magnetism' and his interested in the link of animals, humans in the form of the human body and that of the magnetic force (we have an invisible force that surrounds us, that can be picked up on UV camera), this could be later developed by replacing the circles with silhouette of human/animal figures, and linking the force between them. May the Force be with You!
Charcoal on Paper