Drawing machine in a sea chest. This is an expansion of the smaller drawing machine etchings. The zinc plate is made according to the golden ratio: in this case 400mm x 647.2mm. This decision is important, it is part of my input into the image that is created, I am creating an environment for the machine to live in. The sea chest contains the surface that the creature will on, it is the atmosphere. For me that atmosphere is a personal one, the sea chest has been around since I was a child. As a child it scared the crap out of me and was definitely home to ghosts. This further contributes to the idea that I am facilitating the drawing: the machine construction, the zinc plate and the atmosphere. Again the image left behind is a record of the life of that particular machine, a life that can be repeated but not replicated.