Luke Blackstone

Donation Device

found objects, paper, pen, coins, electronic circuits, electrical devices

2 ft. X 2 ft. X 7 ft.


Donation Device was created to encourage visitors at the Charles H. Scott Gallery to donate money to the gallery. Every time a coin or bill (or slug) was dropped into the glass container, the mechanisms would energize for about 30 seconds. A rudimentary scanning cicuit would seek shadows of an object that was mounted behind the paper (an old spoked wheel in this case). When the shadow was detected, a pen struck the surface of the paper several times, creating a dot. Lines were created as the scanner searched for the shadow. Over time, many donators contributed to the overall drawing, and to the finances of the gallery.