Artist Tony Orrico created the series Penwald Drawings to experiment with his body as a form of measurement. Using his physique, Orrico performs a series of movements that involve the span of his outstretched arms. The artist utilizes these patterns to design unique works of geometry that focus on “a greater concept of balance throughout extended durations of drawing.” Interestingly enough, Orrico actually performs these illustrations at museums and festivals, to publicly record his bodily works of art.
“For the longer duration drawings, I don't eat or drink for at least an hour and half before the performance. I like to condition my body for about an hour before performance and center myself,” Orrico told the Barcelona Metropolitan, when discussing how he prepares for these performances. “I have system of personal techniques I developed that I cycle through. I use the rest room in the remaining minutes and then enter. I like to fill my heart with gratitude and love before I perform.”