Seeing as my current project is heavily influenced by science and industry I thought I should do some primary research and where better than Manchesters Museum of Science and Industry. I spent a good 4 hours walking around, taking photographs and even managing to do the odd drawing. My time was rather limited, both by a lack of phone battery and a 5pm closing time, so I didn’t get as much drawing done as I’d have liked, but it was an enjoyable day nonetheless.
What stuck out in particular were the number of machines, mostly engines of sorts (steam, jet, diesel etc) that has been cut up to form cross-sections. This proved something of an inspiration and set in stone an idea I was already having (sketches, etc explaining this will be uploaded in a later post.)
I also wish I had a microphone to record the ambient machine noises. The clanking of many stationary engines forming a hypnotic rhythm, which was definitely in need of recording. Next time!