Marcel Schwittlick’s Upward Spiral consists of a series of 144 machine-made drawings, created between Summer
2020 and Spring 2022, essentially during the Covid-19 restriction measures in Berlin. They were produced
with a custom-built drawing machine which translates digital geometry into a continuous spiral movement
(except one which was handmade). The material used was a solid paint marker called Markal Quik Stik,
similar to a crayon in its shape, available in 12 colors and mostly used in construction, on Hahnemühle
paper. Each drawing was made with three layers, the first two always of the same background color. The
series totalizes 144 pieces because it contains all possible color combinations (12 x 12 = 144).