Tim Knowles' 'Vehicle Motion Drawings' Are Like a Giant Etch-a-Sketch for Cars

 - Feb 10, 2009
References: timknowles & autoblog
Tim Knowles is an artist with a series of 'Vehicle Motion Drawings' that caught my auto-loving eye. Knowles sets up a slow-moving roll of paper and a pen affixed to sliding rails in the trunk of a car, then drives around. With each turn, bump and lane correction, the pen moves and makes a mark--sort of like a giant car-controlled Etch-a-Sketch.

What I'm particularly impressed with about Tim Knowles' 'Vehicle Motion Drawings' is how beautifully they reflect the terrain, especially when Knowles drives on a famous racetrack. The drawings provide a level of familiarity that even a super-sensitive seismogram can't quite manage.

Gallery Guide:

1-2. Jaguar E-Type used for Indy Circuit and Monaco Grand Prix drawings
3. Indy Circuit
4. Monaco Grand Prix
5-7. Trans Alp Project with Volvo V70
8-10. 'The Getaway' Project