(Fairgrounds) | Modular Triptych: Great Wurm
Electronics and Silkscreen Graphics on Printed Circuit Board, Reclaimed Wood Frame. A 10-stage clock divider, flanked by two clock-synced Shepard tone generators, one ascending, one descending.
Great Wurm is part of the modular icon series, an ongoing experiment in the use of the PCB (printed circuit board) as a medium for visual art. Pieces within the series serve a dual function, both as purely aesthetic objects and as fully functional modular synthesis equipment. The result is an object wherein the visual aesthetic, the electronic functionality, and the medium of its creation all contribute to the overall meaning.
'The Great Wurm swallows its own tail, encircling the ray of creation, from the unified atom within to nothingness without. On either side sits a knave, crushed by the weight of the world or the cruel moon, observing an angel’s fall from grace.'