The Station to Station Machine Creates Abstract Drawings on a Moving Train

By: Meghan Young - Published: Sep 4, 2014 • References: &
There is a good reason why the Station to Station machine is named so. It is meant to be placed on a moving train in order to make art based on the land it travels over. A unique concept, it provides an interesting way to let Mother Nature have a voice in the man-made art industry.

Created by Danish contemporary artist Olafur Eliasson, the Station to Station machine involves a black ball that rolls around a circular enclosed area leaving marks along the way. It is these marks that turn the white surface into a work of art. Although abstract, the illustrations are compelling in that they appear to occupy some vague point of purpose interpreted by the viewer. Stats for Land-Made Art Trending: Older & Buzzing
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