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"Digital Numeric Relevator
Mk V - Numerologist's Nightmare"
completed June 1986
21" X 15" X 5"
The numeric displays for this piece were removed from the first digital volt meter made. I find the shape of the characters particularly pleasing to the eye. Each digit counts back and forth 0-9 then 9-0, and each one is out of step by 1, producing a constantly changing number sequence.
The digits are made up of sheets of clear acrylic with numbers etched into them. Each sheet is lit from the top by a separate miniature light bulb. As they count, the numbers float back and forth in space, with the whole sequence moving in a see-saw pattern as the counts reverse.
This piece is SOLD
The displays for this piece were removed from 2 working vintage digital Voltmeters. Made by Non-Linear Industries they are possibly the first digital voltmeters ever made. In operation these units made a huge racket when taking a reading that sounds like Robby the robot from the movie "Forbidden Planet" when he was thinking. A "clackety-clack" sound of many relays operating as each number was switched. Below is the working unit that I disassembled to create this piece - it felt like sacrilege to destroy this piece of history!
|1/94 - 3/94||"Poetic Devices"
City of Brea Gallery, Brea, CA
|11/94 - 6/95||Holmes Fine Art, San Jose, CA|
|1/97 - 2/97||“ENLIGHTENED”
Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose, CA.
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