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  • Object:


  • Date:

    1970 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Caulkins, David (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plotter drawing on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Computer Arts Society, supported by System Simulation Ltd, London

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3H, shelf 23

This plotter drawing by David Caulkins was donated to the V&A by the Computer Arts Society (CAS). Four drawings by Caulkins were included in Creative Computers, an exhibition of works from the CAS collection held at the Gordon Maynard Gallery, Welwyn Garden City in 1972. The exhibition catalogue includes the following text:

"David Caulkins is at the Jacobi Computation Center in Los Angeles. He is the author of DART1 a general graphics system for artists, which runs on the Univac 1108 and Calcomp 663 drum plotter at the Center. Caulkins describes himself as more of a tool-builder than a tool-user, and he is currently debugging a new release of DART1."

Physical description

Plotter drawing in blue ink on paper, mounted on board.


1970 (made)


Caulkins, David (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Plotter drawing on paper

Marks and inscriptions

In pencil on upper left side.


Height: 101.1 cm, Width: 74.9 cm

Descriptive line

Plotter drawing in blue ink on paper, mounted on board, 'Spirals7', by David Caulkins, 1970.

Production Note

Made 15/08/1970


Paper (fiber product); Mounting board; Ink


Plotter drawing


Computer Art


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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