Drawing machines
Designer | Artist Ashley John Pigford, Troy Richards
Year 2015

I created this installation as testament to the ultimate impossibility of technology to have a soul and express emotion. Installed in Whittier College’s Greenleaf Gallery in Whittier, CA in 2015, this piece consists of two semi-autonomous drawing machines programmed to write love letters to each other on a giant sheet of paper, (one with red, the other with black). Over the course of the 30-day exhibition, layer upon layer of words and letters obfuscate each other, adding to the inability for them to effectively communicate, (but they keep trying).