Jacob’s Cave developed in response to seeing a range of helictite formations in a show cave in Missouri. Helictites grow downward, but also spiral up when the influence of forces like capillary action become stronger than gravity. I created a physics simulation which grows forms in a similar manner. The drawing is generally under the control of gravity, but other forces cause it to grow upward and into spiraling shapes.
Jacob’s Cave is included in Written Images, a generative book project initiated by Martin Fuchs.