Monday, November 12, 2012

Particle Dance


     Finally, after 4 months of work I have finished my second kinetic sculpture. It is made with 8 plastic hobby gears and 16 pairs of wooden off-set cams and followers to create the up-and-down, spinning motion of the sculptural parts. I got the idea for this motion from websites such as Automata.
    I did a lot of surfing the web looking at what other artists are doing with motion. Cabaret Mechanical Theatre is a great site with a lot of resources. I cannot recommend it highly enough. I am pretty pleased with the latest result of my efforts. You can see it in action at my You Tube channel. The next step is to refine this further, make it bigger and, possibly as a relief to hang on the wall.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Second Kinetic piece

It has take a while to get back to this blogging business. Usually if I have any free time I prefer to make art rather than talk about it. This summer I devoted my time to building a more ambitious kinetic piece than the first:

Here is a peek of what it looked like at the end of the summer:

I should be able to have more up to date next week.