Kinetic Sculptures by David C. Roy

Kinetic sculptures by David C. Roy 

Mechanics and motion have always fascinated me. During college I studied physics, engineering and chemistry to further my understanding of how things worked. I graduated with a degree in physics from Boston University in 1974. This intuitive understanding of motion and mechanics combined with the artistic influences of my wife, Marji, led me to the creation of kinetic sculpture

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Text Drawing

Text Drawings Created by Cutting Thousands of Letters from Books and Religious Texts paper collage books art Throne: The Book of Revelation; letters cut from the Koran, 44.5 x 30 in, 2012

Text Drawings Created by Cutting Thousands of Letters from Books and Religious Texts paper collage books art Throne: The Book of Revelation (detail); letters cut from the Koran, 44.5 x 30 in, 2012

Text Drawings Created by Cutting Thousands of Letters from Books and Religious Texts paper collage books art Throne: The Book of Revelation (detail); letters cut from the Koran, 44.5 x 30 in, 2012

Text Drawings Created by Cutting Thousands of Letters from Books and Religious Texts paper collage books art Bliss; letters cut from the Koran, 9 x 7.75 in, 2011

Text Drawings Created by Cutting Thousands of Letters from Books and Religious Texts paper collage books art Bliss (detail); letters cut from the Koran, 9 x 7.75 in, 2011

Text Drawings Created by Cutting Thousands of Letters from Books and Religious Texts paper collage books art The Satanic Verses: “Repentance” from the Koran; letters cut from “The Satanic Verses” by Salman Rushdie, 21 x 19 in, 2012

Text Drawings Created by Cutting Thousands of Letters from Books and Religious Texts paper collage books art

In my text drawings I deconstruct the word of God by cutting letters from sacred writings and rearranging them to form a passage from another holy book. I may cut letters from the Bible and reassemble them as a passage from the Koran, or use letters cut from the Torah to recreate an ancient Tantric text. The individual letters are glued to the paper in a continuous line of type, without spaces or punctuation, in order to discourage a literal reading of the text. By bringing together the sacred writings of diverse traditions, I create a visual tapestry of inspired writings, all pointing beyond specifics to the universal need for connection with something greater than oneself.

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