This piece is the culmination of a robust study of handwriting elements, encapsulating Kafka's "The Metamorphosis" as penned by a robot. A seamless assemblage of 21,934 words on a single A1 canvas, it retains readability up close while beguiling onlookers from a distance with its abstract language depiction.
Each piece is unique even within the limited edition due to the algorithm dictating subtleties in how each letter is processed. This particular artwork is an artist's proof from October 2023, and is a standalone from the limited ten-piece collection. There's an odd quotemark and ellipsis here and there with spacing that needs tweeking, as such this one is going much cheaper than the final limited editions. Also I don't have room to keep two copies!
This is a chance to own something pretty usual, it's not many people who have a full "handwritten" copy of Kafka's story hanging on their wall, although you can save money by writing it yourself 😉
- ⏳ 16h 20m
- 📏 333.70m
- 🖋️ TWSBI Eco extra fine fountain pen, Noodler's Heart of Darkness
- 📄 Bockingford Artists Cold Pressed Watercolour Paper, A1
- 🤖 AxiDraw SE/A1 pen plotter
- Original ©️ 2023 Daniel Catt
- Reference: BACPWPA1-NDL-APV1-SIG-THM
Artist Proof (variable edition). Signed and dated on the front.
Print size & Shipping:
594mm x 840mm, 23.39" x 33.07"
494mm x 735mm, 19.45" x 28.94"
This print is shipped rolled in a tube. Shipping is included in the price, and delivered by DLH Worldwide Express. Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
The ink used in this work is archival-ink, light-fast and fade-resistant, the paper is acid-free and also fade-resistant. That said, it's still probably wise to frame it and hang it somewhere out of direct sunlight.