The Ghost in the Machine Project by Ted Lawson Draws Blood

By: Jamie Danielle Munro - Aug 27, 2014
References: tedlawson & designboom
Ted Lawson has a knack for designing artwork that makes people both cringe and question his meaning behind everything. For his latest work entitled 'Ghost in the Machine,' the artist is attaching himself to a robotic printer which actually draws from his own blood for ink.

The printer has been programmed ahead of time to be able to draw a version of Lawson's body, so it's just a case of him sitting in a chair nearby, using an IV and waiting for the work to be complete. Granted, it is slightly unnerving to know that bodily fluid is being used to finish the artwork, but Lawson wants to push viewers outside of their comfort zones, even if it does mean taking blood from his own body (as long as no one tries this at home).



Photo Credits: designboom, tedlawson