Dead Reckoning

A reference to an historical navigation method.  Starting from a place of certainty by calculating a previously determined position and then advancing that position with the use of instruments and analysis. The process of dead reckoning allows the navigator to know where they are in a featureless ocean.  However, sometimes ships are knocked off course by un-foreseen natural events and are lost.

Richard Paton Artist

Richard Paton Artist

steel balloon suspended, mid air, by a magnetic field

Richard Paton Artist

 

Richard Paton Artist
iron balloons held up by magnets with cushioning incase the field breaks and the force of gravity overrules. show at Gerald Moore Gallery Feb 2019

balloon field, one of several iron balloons suspended by an invisible magnetic field.