Katalin Haász

Budapest, Hungary
Sundial projections between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
88 x 33 cm
print of oil on canvas
In 2008, I made a sundial. The shadow caster consisted of a
Mobius strip made of graphite-covered copper, with an approx.
height of 30 cm. In the interest of precision, I used a compass to
set up the base that was to serve as a sketch. An outline – a total
of 11- was made each hour by tracing the projection of the edge of
the Mobius strip. Thus the shadow, as tone, filled the outline. The
Sun, between 8 am and 6 pm, "moved around" the Mobius with the
light’s angle of incidence producing a geometric system of
shadow-lines that vectorally referred to all directions of space.
Eventually, these lines inspired the BlackLand and Prelude painting series.