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.